Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a "ripasso" method Valpolicella; meaning that following primary fermentation...Read more...
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Berry and red currant aroma. On the palate it was round and full of fruit with a burst of berry flavors and red currents along with some pepper. Lo... Read more
Part of a mini France vs Italy tasting. This smells a little of caramel and chocolate brownie. It was fruit forward with hints of blueberries. We... Read more
Light cherry color, cherries and earth on the nose, red berries and licorice on palate. Very smooth, delightful wine. Read more
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Berry and red currant aroma. On the palate it was round and full of fruit with a burst of berry flavors and red currents along with some pepper. Low tannins and good acidity. A nice food wine.
Part of a mini France vs Italy tasting. This smells a little of caramel and chocolate brownie. It was fruit forward with hints of blueberries. Well balanced with good tannins and a dry end. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/06/france-vs-italy.html
Light cherry color, cherries and earth on the nose, red berries and licorice on palate. Very smooth, delightful wine.
Medium bodied airy, low acid, dry. Goes great with Italian food, salads!
Great wine for the price. A little jammy and acidic for my taste, but an aromatic spicy nose and a long finish more than make up for it. Great "interesting" wine, and an excellent value.
Nose is fruity and sweet. Heavily oaked with a long, somewhat bitter finish.
External Reviews for Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Solane
Soft and plush, this is a simple, grapey, chocolate-scented red. Its rich texture will meld with slow-braised short ribs.
This is firmer than some of its counterparts, as fine-grained tannins frame the hints of chocolate shavings, cedar and sage, with flavors of dried cherry and currant. Tangy acidity and light tannins show on the lingering, smoky finish. Drink now through 2017.
Santirsquo;s 2008 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Solane is a huge overachiever for the money. A delicious, feminine Valpolicella, the Solane offers up generous red berries, crushed flowers, spices and licorice. To be sure, this is one of the more understated Ripassos readers will come across, but the winersquo;s balance and sense of harmony are beyond reproach. Anticipated maturity: 2011ndash;2014.
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. Santi Solane is sourced from estate vineyards within the original Valpolicella appellation of Valpolicella Classico.
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