30% Corvina, 30% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara, Rossignola, Oseleta, Negrara, Dindarella, Sangiovese.
Its color is a strong, ruby red; clear and transparent. Its bouquet is ample and complex with notes of cherry, raspberry and red currant that give freshness to the wine. The wine is fruity, well-balanced and well-structured. Alcohol and acidity are in good harmony. The wine is warm and round. The aftertaste confirms the character of the bouquet. This wine has a long-lasting and persistent flavor. Suited for aging (six-to-eight years).
Serve with red meat, game and cheeses at 61°-64°F.
"Ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors mix with himts of rose petal, pekoe tea and dried herbs in this velvety red, which balances a pleasant sappy quality with tangy acidity, showing chewing tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2016. 1,200 cases imported."
"The 2008 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Capitel San Rocco possesses a touch more sweetness and roundness than the Capitel dei Nicalo tasted alongside it. Fragrant dark cherries, tobacco, earthiness and rosemary are some of the nuances that linger on the close. The finish retains an element of vibrancy and freshness that is quite attractive. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014."
The Wine Advocate
"Tedeschi presents a beautifully balanced Ripasso with a successful contrast between elegance and power. The aromas here recall mature fruit, spice, leather and Spanish cedar and the wine offers a long, thick and soft finish. "
This wine ranked 2nd of 8—Valpolicellas (3) and Nebbiolos (5)—tasted 3/11 by 14 very experienced members of a group tasting wines blind every month for 34 years. At 40 points against, of a total possible 112 points against, it was statistically significantly better than other wines in the group.