Tommasi Ripasso Valpolicella 2019
This wine has a deep ruby red color and offers rich spicy aromas with hints of black pepper and raisins. The full-bodied taste is well-balanced and features intense spicy notes with a touch of sweet cherry flavors. The winemaking process, known as "Ripasso", involves refermenting the juice from Valpolicella on warm Amarone grape skins, resulting in a wine with a rich and distinctive character. The grapes for this Ripasso Valpolicella are carefully sourced from three esteemed Tommasi vineyards: Conca d’Oro, La Groletta, and De Buris.
Wine Enthusiast: 93
Dried fig and black cherry aromas are the core of this classic wine from the Veneto. Aromas of clove, cinnamon and chocolate support the fruity aromas. The frame of the palate is sturdy with fine tannins and moderate acidity while flavors of dried flowers, herbs and cherries integrate perfectly.
James Suckling: 93
Notes of ripe berries, walnuts, light spices, dried orange rind and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied with firm tannins and lively, crunchy fruit character. Ripe and concentrated, yet clean and fresh at the same time. Lingering finish. Drink or hold.