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Colavita Valpolicella Ripasso 2011

Other Red Wine from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
    13.5% ABV
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    Winemaker Notes

    Ripasso is a style of wine made from a blend of partially-dried red grapes. Colavita Ripasso is made with Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone grapes and comes from the Valpolicella appellation in the province of Veneto. The warm, Adriatic coastal plains and river valleys in the region of Italy are ideal for Valpolicella Ripasso.

    Colavita Valpolicella Ripasso is full bodied with notes of spice and and wild berries. Pair it with cheeses of the region and free-range beef for a delightful dinner party or pair it with rich dark chocolate for a night in.

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    Colavita, Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
    "Vita" is Italian for life. Not just life, but life lived well, full of passion for good food, good company and great wine. At Colavita, we believe in crafting wines worth exploring and sharing.

    The Colavita family traces its roots to the small town of Sant'Elia a Piansi, where, four generations ago, Giovanni Colavita founded the family olive oil tradition and Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born. Over the years, the Colavita family became masters at the delicate craft of "tasting" and blending olive oils and wines. Colavita wines boast key vineyard selection, harvesting grapes for each wine from their most ideal growing regions.

    Valpolicella

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    The birthplace of some of Italy’s most quintessential red wines, Valpolicella literally translates to the “valley of cellars” and is composed of a series of valleys (named Fumane, Marano and Negrare) that start in the pre-alpine Lissini Mountains and end at the southern plains of the greater Veneto region. Here vineyards adorn the valley hillsides, rising up to just over 1,300 feet.

    The classification of its red wines makes this appellation unique. Whereas most Italian regions claim the wines from one or two grapes as superior, or specific vineyards or communes most admirable, Valpolicella ranks the caliber of its red wines based on delimited production methods, and every tier uses the same basic blending grapes.

    Corvina holds the most esteem among varieties here and provides the backbone of the best reds of Valpolicella. Also typical in the blends, in lesser quantities, are Rondinella, Molinara, Oseleta, Croatina, Corvinone and a few other minor red varieties.

    Valpolicella Classico, the simplest category, is where the region’s top values are found and resembles in style a light and fruity Beaujolais. The next tier of reds, called Valpolicella Superiore, represents a darker and more serious and concentrated expression of Valpolicella, capable of pairing with red meat, roast poultry and hard cheeses.

    Most prestigious in Valpolicella are the dry red, Amarone della Valpolicella, and its sweet counterpart, Recioto della Valpolicella. Both are created from harvested grapes left to dry for three to five months before going to press, resulting in intensely rich, lush, cerebral and cellar-worthy wines.

    Falling in between Valpolicella Superiore and Amarone is a style called Valpolicella Ripasso, which has become immensely popular only since the turn of the century. Ripasso literally means “repassed” and is made by macerating fresh Valpolicella on the pressed grape skins of Amarone. As a result, a Ripasso will have more depth and complexity compared to a regular Superiore but is more approachable than an Amarone.

    Other Red Wine

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    Beyond the usual suspects, there are hundreds of red grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines, while others are better suited for use as blending grapes. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles, offering much to be discovered by the curious wine lover. In particular, Portugal and Italy are known for having a multitude of unique varieties but they can really be found in any region.

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