Mara Valpolicella Ripasso 2012

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Mara Valpolicella Ripasso is an Italian blend of Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara. Ripasso is the term for the double fermentation technique used to give more body and flavor to the basic wine. The Valpolicella is fermented with the partially dried grape skins that have been left over from fermentation of Amarone. Mara Valpolicella Ripasso is aged in oak for 12 months.

This ruby-colored Valpolicella is scented with blackberry and light wood notes. The flavor expresses prunes and dried cherries in a light to medium-bodied mouth feel. The tannins are supple and overall this wine articulates a subtle charm. It paired very well with pizza. Our only criticism is an abrupt finish.

Priced at about $16.

Published by J Reilly

I've been writing the Boozy Lifestyle blog since 2014 and recently expanded upon it to create my new book, Boozy Lifestyle: Elevate The Everyday With Booze As Your Muse. The book is a collection of stories celebrating and inspiring everyday life with entertaining tales of wine, food, booze, travel, and family, and including over 50 food and drink recipes. Visit me on Twitter at J Reilly@Boozy_Lifestyle or BoozyLifestyle.com

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