Santi - “Solane” Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC 2016
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.
Terroir: Santi Solane is sourced from estate vineyards within the original Valpolicella appellation of Valpolicella Classico.
Vinification: When primary fermentation is complete in early winter, grapes, skins and pomace from Santi's Amarone are added to the vats. The additional sugars from the Amarone trigger a second fermentation which adds additional layers of complexity, rich fruit and structure. The wine is blended and then aged for more 3-5 months in small oak cask followed by an additional 12 months in larger neutral casks prior to bottling.
Additional Details editThe Solane Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore is a wine strongly linked to the territory and therefore of great character. 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.
- Appellation: Valpolicella DOC
- Winemaker: Cristian Ridolfi
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- Soil: Limestone, Sand, Clay
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- Alcohol: >13%
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- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 80% Corvina, 20% Rondinella
Recent News edit
Wine Spectator Online Rating: 87
Author: Alison Napjus
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
"This easy-drinking, medium-bodied red shows open-knit flavors of dried cherry and dusty dried herb and ground spice, with a sanguine overtone. Drink now. 15,000 cases made, 4,200 cases imported."
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 87
Author: Kerin O'Keefe
Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
"This has aromas evoking ripe black plum, tobacco and graphite. The forward palate offers raisin, coconut and cocoa alongside smooth tannins."