2015 Michele Castellani Ripasso

About this Wine

  • Four generations of family winemaking
  • Same vineyard used to make this wine as award-winning Amarone that sells for $50+
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Ripasso is 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. Aging is in large Slavonian oak barrels for 18 months. 

Tasting Notes: Complex and intense of blackberries, fruit juice, with some notes of leather, cedar and spices. Medium-bodied, with fruit from Cà del Pipa vineyard that supplies that much more expensive Amarone.

Blend: Corvina Veronese and Corvinone 70%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5%

Reviews

This mouthwatering red is medium-bodied and expressive, offering lightly chewy tannins and flavors of sun-dried cherry, strawberry preserves and star anise, with pleasing hints of herb and mineral on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,000 cases made. ~90 WS, Top 100 Wines of 2017

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