Santi 'Solane' Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso, Veneto, Italy, 2015
"This opens with aromas suggesting prune and underbrush while the straightforward palate evokes blackberry jam, raisin and a hint of chocolate. It's already accessible, with supple tannins."
80% Corvina, 20% Rondinella
Valpolicella D.O.C., Veneto, Italy
Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a “ripasso” method Valpolicella; meaning that following primary fermentation the wine sees a second fermentation with the addition of Amarone grapes and skins, creating a richer, more complex and more exciting final wine.
It has a beautiful and intense ruby color; the typical, clean and complex scent has intense hints of fresh red fruit and maraschino jam, wrapped in hints of vanilla. The taste is warm and frank, balanced, with an elegant spicy and toasted bottom. It has a strong personality thanks to the distinct elegance and subtlety of perfumes, to the flavor and persistence in the mouth. Great and pleasant when young, it improves over time.