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La Mora della Valtramigna

La Mora della Valtramigna
2015 Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Valpolicella

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.15
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La Mora della Valtramigna
2015 Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Valpolicella

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Violet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of apple cider doughnuts, raspberry jam, dried apricot, sweet paprika, and tangerine with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a silky, delightful, medium-length finish that shows overtones of cocoa butter and toast with dusty tannins and light oak flavor. Friendly notes of fruit and pastry delight the senses in this flavorful Ripasso wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: apple cider doughnuts, raspberry jam, dried apricot, sweet paprika, and tangerine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cocoa butter and toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Friendly notes of fruit and pastry delight the senses in this flavorful Ripasso wine.

The Producer

Casa Vinicola Bennati Spa

The Producer
Via Legnaghi Corradini 38
Verona, 37030
Italy
39 -0457820514

Regional Valpolicella

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Valpolicella is a red wine produced from the eponymous district near the town of Verona in Italy's Veneto region. It is a blended red made with at least two grapes - Corvina and Rondinella - although it may be made from several more grapes such as Molinara, Corvinone and Dindarella.

Valpolicella tends to have moderate tannins, so it can be consumed at a fairly young age. It also has good acidity, meaning it can age; while some lighter examples of Valpolicella peak at five years of age, a well made Valpolicella can drink well after a decade or more.

Along with red cherry and plum fruit, a typical Valpolicella has a pleasant spicy quality with notes of cumin, cedar and cinnamon. Pair these wines with hearty preparations, including game birds, stews and roasts.

The Valpolicella name is also used for two other wines from this district, both made with the same red grapes. One is Amarone della Valpolicella, a powerful red wine made from naturally dried grapes; this wine can age for three of four decades in the best instances. The other is a luscious sweet wine called Ripasso della Valpolicella, also made from dried grapes, but with fermentation halted to retain some degree of residual sugar.