98 pts, Luca Maroni's Best Italian Wines 2021: 2020 Luciano Arduini Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore

It’s that time of the year again, that time to be holly & jolly, get together with your loved ones, and have a nice glass of wine in front of the fireplace. 

There’s no better wine for wintertime than today’s epic offer: 2020 Luciano Arduini Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Classico Superiore.

This “Baby Amarone” is a crowd-pleaser and a wine critic’s darling too. Luca Maroni blessed it with a 98-point review and named it one of "The Best Italian Wines"of the vintage. And Decanter awarded it 96 points,describing it as a “Ripe and bold” wine with a “sweet, jammy fruit profile.”

This wine is produced under a method called “Ripasso”. A term that derives from the refermentation of the grapes on the Amarone lees, which gives the wine a deeper color, body, and dried fruit flavors. The result is a rich, full-bodied, slightly sweet marvelous wine.

Luciano Arduini winery was founded back in the 1940s. Their style is a perfect fusion between the traditional and the modern.Andrea Arduni, Luciano’s son, is the mastermind behind this work of art. He is a passionate winemaker who graduated from the best school of enology in Pisa in 2007. Andrea has worked for more than 16 wineries around the world, from Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, Trentino, and Piedmont in Italy, and even outside Italy, in South Africa, Romania, and Greece. He accurately describes his wines as a “source of joy, happiness, and friendship.”

We love to share this wine during the holidays because it has a magical balance of sweet ripe fruit, balanced alcohol, and an acidity that pairs with so many different foods.I’m telling you, it will go beautifully with everything on your Christmas table. Order today, and you’ll have it just in time for the Holidays! 

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