This is one of my favorite producers in Italy and my number one in Valpolicella. What makes a Ripasso, or repass, special is the fact that it is aged on the lees (or must) of the Amarone. They leave the must of the Amarone in the vat instead of pressing it, then dump in the Valpolicella and allow to re-ferment for another 10 to 15 days. It's not an ancient process, but a rather new one started back in the early 60's and made commercially available in the 80's. At first there were questions of DOC law violations, but now it is common for nearly every Amarone producer to also create a Ripasso.  
These wines drink very well young and can take on a bit of age and the best part is they cost half as much as Amarone.
Antica Vigna Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore is going to be one of our top selling wines, it has everything we look for in a Ripasso. The bold, but not overly fruit forward dark berry flavors. The elegance backed by acidic structure with a hint of smoke on the finish and the price is right. Drink this one now or over the next 5 to 7 years and pair it with some roasted meat.

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Mike Good
Timeless Wines
Timeless Wines
Phone: 800-417-7821