Ca'Della Scala Mezzopiano Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016

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Mark Faber
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CSVR201610 UCAU
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Grapes are sourced from the north of Verona, in the hilly vineyards with medium density soil tending to be calcareous, situated in the villages of Negrar, Fumane, San Pietro In Cariano and Marano. Corvina (40%), Rondinella (30%), Corvinone (30%). The “Ripasso” technique is a very old traditional winemaking process established in Verona which is done by refermenting the Valpolicella wine on Recioto and Amarone pressed grapes. This unique 'double ferment' adds flavour, complexity, power and body to the wine. A gorgeously floral nose of freshly brewed bergamot tea, perfume, and a hint of dried leaves. The palate has perfectly balanced power with freshness. Structured with firm tannins, fine line of acidity and layers of dried figs and prune. Powerful yet graceful.
Grapes are sourced from the north of Verona, in the hilly vineyards with medium density soil tending to be calcareous, situated in the villages of Negrar, Fumane, San Pietro In Cariano and Marano. Corvina (40%), Rondinella (30%), Corvinone (30%). The “Ripasso” technique is a very old traditional winemaking process established in Verona which is done by refermenting the Valpolicella wine on Recioto and Amarone pressed grapes. This unique 'double ferment' adds flavour, complexity, power and body to the wine. A gorgeously floral nose of freshly brewed bergamot tea, perfume, and a hint of dried leaves. The palate has perfectly balanced power with freshness. Structured with firm tannins, fine line of acidity and layers of dried figs and prune. Powerful yet graceful.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

Mark Faber

Amazingly complex nose; bergamot, freshly brewed black tea, dried herbs, but also fresh floral notes of red cherry and damson plum. Power meets grace so perfectly on the palate; coating tannins soften to the concentrated fruit, which itself is kept in check by the bright line of acidity. Absolutely delicious, this balances drinkability with complexity, making you want more.