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Bertani Secco Valpolicella Valpantena Ripasso 2011

Bertani Secco Valpolicella Valpantena Ripasso 750ml 2011       
Sku: 1893268

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From prime estate vineyards in the heart of Verona’s Valpolicella Valpantena wine district.

 Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points (Jun 2014)
Black cherry color. Notes of dried cranberry, cedar in the straightforward bouquet that pleasingly tart, tight, bittersweet. Taste profile is peppery, spicy, tart, ripe, berry-laden. Aftertaste is long, mildly tannic, and features a lingering tobacco-like quality that’s toasty.
 Wine Advocate 88 points (Oct 2013)
The 2011 Ripasso Valpolicella Valpantena Secco Bertani is loaded tight with pressed fruit, prune, spice, tar, leather and dark licorice. A second fermentation occurs on the pomace of Amarone and Recioto that add an extra touch of sweetness to this wine. The texture is velvety and rich. Integrated acidity makes this a great choice to pair with rosemary-scented lamb or other succulent meat dishes. Drink 2014-2018.

Wine maker notes
The wine undergoes an 11-day maceration in vats at a controlled temperature and with programmed remontages. In March it is refermented over Recioto Amarone skins, following the traditional Veronese technique called "Ripasso”. 75% of the wine ages in large Slavonian oak casks, 25% in French oak barriques, for approximately 18 months; it is refined in bottle for a minimum of 90 days.

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Valpolicella Valpantena
Amarone della Valpolicella
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Valpolicella Valpantena
Type: Still wine
Reg. $21.19
On Sale $16.99
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