2014 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso "Pojega" (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)
Guerrieri-Rizzard, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Classico "Pojega", Veneto, Italy, 201445% Corvina, 45% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, Molinara, & Merlot CURRANT & BLACK CHERRY, PEPPERY & PIQUANT, TOASTED CHESTNUT Famously utilizing the skins from the partially-dried grapes responsible for the Valpolicella region’s Amarones, the Veronese specialty known as Ripasso comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This one from the micro-production maestros of Rizzardi is simultaneously lithe and lavish with peppery spice, firm fruit, and a year of aging in French and Savonian oak. An unusually high percentage of the coveted Corvinone grape is also of keen interest! Serving Suggestion: Cranberry-glazed ham w/ clove & cinnamon. Tortellini w/ broad beans & pecorino.