Speri Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore
Wine Spectator/Wine Enthusiast: 90
Speri Ripasso Valpolicella Classico Superiore is the younger, fresher expression of the same world-class Northern Italian terroir that gives us the highly-concentrated dense Amarone wines. In fact, Valpolicella Ripasso is often referred to as Baby Amarone; it never disappoints and always succeeds in making one look like a wine genius—especially when people note the modest price.
Deep ruby in color, the bouquet recalls red fruit, chocolate and spice, confirmed on a silky, well-balanced, structured palate characterized by appealing roundness, sweet tannins and unique elegance.
A very versatile wine, it makes a fine companion for meat and cheese.