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Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso "Solane" 2009

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Excellent entry for Solane 09, a Ripasso that received Tre Bicchieri, which is made in a fruit-forward style with aromas of wild berries and spices and an ample and agile palate supported more by acidity than by its tannins, ending with a long and refined finish. Summary: 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 Santis 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 mo...

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Snooth User: dlellis
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10/11/2012

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso "Solane"

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Source: We Speak Wine
11/08/2011

Excellent entry for Solane 09, a Ripasso that received Tre Bicchieri, which is made in a fruit-forward style with aromas of wild berries and spices and an ample and agile palate supported more by acidity than by its tannins, ending with a long and refined finish. Summary: 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 Santis 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 mo...




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