2016 Fattori Valpolicella Ripasso Col de la Bastia (750ml)

Corvina from Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy

90WA

This is a terrific wine available at a reasonably low price point. The 2016 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Col de la Bastia is a blend of 65% Corvina, 15% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella and 10% other mixed grapes. The fruit is harvested from a vineyard parcel in Bastia, the same location used to make Fattori's Amarone della Valpolicella. This selection of grapes, however, is destined to the Ripasso method, which sees a second fermentation on the skins of the dried grapes used to make Amarone. Therefore, you get some of the inky blackness and rich intensity of Amarone, all delivered in a more informal and accessible style. This is a great hamburger or meatloaf wine. Some 10,000 bottles were made.

90 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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$29.99
15 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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