Speri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2018
Speri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2018

Speri Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso 2018

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This wine is produced using the RIPASSO technique, which is intentionally more restrictively applied in relation to the standard production method. The wine is obtained by going over again, once only, the premium Valpolicella Classico over the same quantity of Amarone marc. As a result, an authentic local wine is produced which elegantly exhibits a delightfully complex fruity aroma and spicy tones complemented with a good acidity and just the right alcohol content.

Deep ruby in color, the bouquet recalls red fruit, chocolate and spice, confirmed on a silky, well-balanced, structured palate characterized by appealing roundness, sweet tannins and unique elegance.

Wine Spectator: 90
This bright red is floral and high-toned on the nose, with lots of herb and spice on the palate accenting flavors of wild cherry and Mandarin orange peel. It's sleek and medium-bodied, with light, taut tannins emerging on the finish.
Wine Advocate: 91
The Speri 2018 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso (made with organic fruit) opens to a powerful set of aromas with dried blackberry, tarry smoke and a hint of roasted chestnut. The aromas linger long on the senses, imparting lots of dark and savory characteristics that give this wine the brawn and muscle to pair with barbecued or smoked meat flavors. The wine's thick textural support is followed by some tannic tightness. Speri uses Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and some other indigenous grapes in its Ripasso.
James Suckling: 93
A full-bodied red, yet it’s tight and polished with intense, chewy tannins, but ever so long and deep. Impressive black-truffle, ash and mineral undertones. Flavorful finish. Solid and thought-provoking. From organically grown grapes.