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2015 i Campi Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 'Campo Ciotoli'
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £18.60
Cases (12 bottles) @ £223.20
Cases IN BOND(12 bottles) @ £159.00
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Tasting Notes:
A lovely Ripasso oozing elegance and charm. More than a hint of Amarone complexity here and some attractiveness sweetness to the fruit to cut through slightly spicy foods such as salami.
Drinking Dates:
2018 to 2025
Cépagement:
85% Corvina and Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 5% Croatina (vines up to 45 years old, 5ha)
Soil:
Stony
Upbringing:
Destemmed and crushed prior to a 10-15 day maceration and fermentation in a mix of stainless steel and oak at 23-25 degrees for 8 days. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged 12 months before bottling around the Easter following the harvest.
ABV:
14.5%
Critic Reviews:
'Dark ruby. Full, sweet nose with notes of dried cherry and tealeaves with hints of red bell pepper, vanilla and iron. Reminds a little of Amarone. Dark fruit and passito notes on the palate and quite a bit of acidity making it look slimmer than its stated 14.5%. Very soft, bitter tannins complement the whole. Aged for 12 months in barrique but the oak is almost indiscernible on the palate. Food compatible, which many Ripassos aren’t.' 16.5/20 (Walter Speller, jancisrobinson.com)

Tre Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso 2018) The only Ripasso to be awarded 3 glasses in the 2018 guide!

Food:
Charcuterie, lightly spiced meats.

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