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2013 Le Muraie, Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Valpolicella

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.99

Recchia
2013 Le Muraie, Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Regional Valpolicella

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%
Bright black garnet color. Aromas of wet cedar and juniper, forest floor, smoked tomato and beets, and wild raspberry with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, intricate, long red and black licorice, leather, molasses glazed nuts, and charred meats finish with earthy, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A mysterious and enticing Valpolicella fit for excellent meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: wet cedar and juniper, forest floor, smoked tomato and beets, and wild raspberry
Taste Flavor: red and black licorice, leather, molasses glazed nuts, and charred meats
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Leg of Lamb, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A mysterious and enticing Valpolicella fit for excellent meals.

The Importer

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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.