Cantina Valpantena, `Torre del Falasco` Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso
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Aromas of dried cherry and dark plums are followed by hints of mocha and dark chocolate on the nose. A powerful, full-bodied palate opens with a spiced fruit character and supportive tannins. Raisin and candied peel notes come from the 'ripasso' method and are layered with rounded, ripe cherry flavours. The finish is long with added spicy nutmeg notes.
Run by Luca Degani since 1995, the Cantina Valpantena is now one of Italy’s best co-operatives, with 700 hectares of vineyard that produce excellent quality fruit.
Known as the ‘valley of god’ to the ancient Greeks, the Valpantena is well known for its quality red wines, due partly to the limestone soils, but also because of the cool breeze that blows down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites.
The Torre del Falasco wines are the standard bearers of this co-operative. Their Valpolicella illustrates why the Valpantena Valley has always been regarded as at least as good as the Classico zone. The Ripasso is a fuller and riper style than Alpha Zeta, as is their Amarone.
The grapes for this Valpolicella Ripasso are grown on vineyards located at 100 - 300 metres above sea level just off the Verona hills, where soils are chalky and poor. The vines are Guyot trained. The wine is a blend of Corvina and Corvinona, two traditional Valpolicella varieties.