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Valpolicella Classico Ripasso DOC Antolini MAGNUM - Buon Vino Italian Wine
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Valpolicella Classico Ripasso DOC Antolini MAGNUM

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One Line Description Valpolicella Ripasso Antolini MAGNUM is pure Italian elegance in a glass, organic, full bodied without being too oaky or cloying, delicious Ripasso.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Veneto, Italy
Producer Antolini
Vintage 2014
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir clay soil, tuffaceous, lime
Maturation 12 months in oak and then cherry wood barrels
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Production Detail Biodynamic
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner


Valpolicella Classico Ripasso DOC Antolini MAGNUM, organic wine, polished and smooth Ripasso wine, pure Italian richness and opulence. The Valpolicella Ripasso from Antolini is organic, almost light in texture, although with the second and third glass, you realise that this wine is still a baby and the potential for dark deep, voluptuous fruit and warmth is there and will be realised in years to come. In youth, the wine is just delightfully fresh and fruity and lovely to drink with almost anything. No new oak covers the purity of the Corvina grapes, no over extraction here, just natural freshness, lovely wine.

Pier Paolo Antolini (call him Pierpy!) and his brother Stefano took over their family vineyard in the early 90s on the hills Marano, San Pietro in Cariano and Negrar in Valpolicella. The 'Marogne', terraced vineyards cover some 7 hectares and are interspersed with olive and cherry trees. You find these scents immediately in the wines when you uncork a bottle! Their wines are in some ways modern being very bright and full of delicious fruity corvina aromas. However, natural farming and wild yeasts give these wines a genuine sense of identity. Although they aim for body and fullness of flavour. The brothers use very little new oak and the wines are very fresh. Both Amarones have stunning concentration and are awe inspiringly good. The Recioto is liquid gold and Antolini's Ripasso wipes the floor with many a more expensive example.

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