2015 Nicolis Angelo "Seccal" Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore

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  • Same vineyard used to make this wine as award-winning Amarone that sells for $50+
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There's nothing we love more than delivering wines that punch above their weight class. The 2015 Nicolis Angelo "Seccal" Ripasso is the underdog in a title fight displaying mastery and unrivaled vigor. This wine embodies the old tale of David vs Goliath. 

This wine is left to re-ferment with the skins of the Amarone and Recioto grapes, which are still intact and slightly sweet. This allows the body, color, extract, aromas and alcoholic content of the wine to increased and the wine becomes more suitable for long aging in Slavonia oak barrels, where it remains for 16 months. The wine ages in bottle for at least six months before release.

Tasting Notes: Strong ruby red colour. Intense, classic bouquet which suggests ripe fruit, spices and tobacco. Full-bodied, generous, warm and long lasting. It leaves a pleasant dry and sapid mouth.

In 1980, the US Olympic Hockey team did the unthinkable by taking down the USSR, in what was dubbed a "Miracle on Ice." For the Italian wine fanatic the "Seccal" is a miracle in a bottle. In the wine world, Amarone's are some of the best and Ripasso is the younger brother. Italian wine lovers, this is your David.


Plenty of blueberry and hints of tile and orange peel. Medium body. Fine and light tannins. Drink now. ~90JS 

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