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2011 Cassiano Valpolicella Ripasso DOCG 750ml

2011 Cassiano Valpolicella Ripasso DOCG

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Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corte Guala from San Cassiano is a single vineyard ruby-red wine with aromas of red fruits. It is a unique Ripasso as it is kept in contact with the skins of Amarone without a re-fermentation, so it assimilates color and concentration from the skins but remains fresh, round and lengthy fruit on the palate. This lovely wine is elegant, full-bodied, and soft with a classic cherry-like core complemented by hits of raisin and spice. - Schneider's of Capitol Hill

Producer: Manincor
Website: http://www.manincor.com/en/cassiano.html

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Price: $29.99

Availability: 13

Available Vintages:
2011(750ml)  


Varietal: Corvina
Corvina produces light to medium body wines with a light crimson coloring. The grapes' naturally high acidity can make the wine somewhat tart with a slight, bitter almond note. The finish is sometimes marked with sour cherry notes.

Country: Italy
With vines stretching from its most southerly Mediterranean islands all the way to the foothills of the Alps, Italy has, just behind France and Spain, the most land under vines and exports more than any other country. With dozens of regions,and an even greater number of indigenous varieties particular to those regions, understanding all of Italy's wine can be a thoroughly exciting but lifetime long challenge. The most popular regions include; Piedmont, the home of Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Muscato, to name a few; Tuscany, known for Sangiovese, particularly in the Chianti area and the town of Brunello; And thirdly the Veneto, for its Prosecco and Pinot Grigio. Southern Italy's regions; Abruzzo, Campagnia and Puglia, not to forget the islands of Sicily and Sardinia are a great source of food-friendly and very affordable wines.

Region: Veneto
Located in north east Italy, Veneto is one of Italy’s major wine regions. Pinot Grigio and Gargenega are the two most popular white varieties and account for most of the region's still wine. Meanwhile, Prosecco, made in the hills of Conegliano, is responsible for the country’s most popular sparkling wine. Tucked away in the foothills of the Lessini Moutains north of Verona, Valpolicella and Amarone della Valpolicella are responsible for making some of the country’s most famous fine wine.

Sub-Region: Valpolicella

Type: Red
Red wine is wine made from dark-coloured grape varieties. The color of red differs based on the grapes variety or varieties used. Interestingly, black grapes yield a juice that is greenish-white. The actual red color comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) from the skin of the grape (exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice). Most of the production centers around the extraction of color and flavor from the grape skin.