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Valpolicella Classico Ripasso DOC Antolini 2017

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One Line Description Valpolicella Classico Ripasso Antolini, organic, elegant, opulent, fresh yet rich and soft - a real crowd pleaser
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Veneto, Italy
Producer Antolini
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir Located in the municipalities of Marano, San Pietro and Negrar at an altitude of 150/350 meters on clayey, tufaceous and calcareous soils
Maturation 12 months in oak and then cherry wood barrels
Annual Production 10 - 20,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5-10 years from bottling
Production Detail Organic
Natural Features Vegan, Unfined


Valpolicella Classico Ripasso Antolini, organic, elegant, opulent, fresh yet rich and soft - a real crowd pleaser. The Valpolicella Ripasso from Antolini is organic, deceptively fresh, 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.


1Reviews For Valpolicella Classico Ripasso DOC Antolini 2017

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    John Tarrant23/01/2016

    First tried it at the Angel In Hetton - we had their last bottle. This is an unusual wine resulting from the addition of some dried grapes. Quite different from a standard Valpolicella. It is surprisingly light but with a depth and variety of flavour. Enjoyed it and will be buying some more..

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