17 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Valpolicella

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As we battle over which Valpolicella is the better one, over which process is greater, the modern or the traditional, I take pause. How important really is all of this in the light of greater issues? If the wine is white or orange, what really does it matter? If a producer imports directly or uses an importer, what difference does it make? If someone thinks the 3-tier system is a veiled attempt to block a producer from charting their own destiny, so what? These are not life or death matters. These …

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…because so many producers have decided to make a wine with so much power and fruit. Poor Valpolicella, it has really been upturned. At a reception for a book on Corvina, many producers in the book showed up with their wine. One very famous one walked in with several bottles of his Valpolicella. After an hour or two, someone poured me a taste. I looked for the spit bucket, the wine was undrinkable. It was like drinking a fence post, harsh and stiff. And they charge how much for this perversion? …

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By 2GrandCru of 2 Grand Cru 21 days ago.
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Romano Dal Forno, Valpolicella Superiore, 2004

Sweet, over the top and awful. Might improve, I just can't see it possibly getting any worse. But I'm glad we tasted it, because it was educational; because in the context of Veneto, it's an important style and and an important winemaker to study and know; and because it's interesting to compare my impressions with what the winemaker has to say about the wine . I dunno, I gather Romano sees his wines as …

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By PB of The Wine Cask Blog 1 month ago.
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Nice robust pigmented cranberry jelly hue!

Bouquet--loads of luscious cherry up front with a wonderful sweet "powdery" red berry and an awesome dill beam right down the center with woodsy spices.

Palate--Unique rustic forest glade fruit out of the gate, interesting structure and a finish that is a bit quick.

I paid a ridiculous $ 12 for this wonderful wine marked down from $ 14 which still would have been a ridiculous price. To understand the " Ripasso" designation …

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Roussillon; Nusserhof, alto Adige; Monte dall'Ora, Valpolicella; Bera, Piedmont; Cascina Tavijn, Piedmont; Ca de Noci, Emilia-Romagna; Graciano, Emilia-Romagna; Sanguineto, Montalcino; Guttarolo, Puglia; Del Prete, Puglia; Romeo del Castello, Sicily; De Bartoli, Sicily. Wow, what a list, see you on the 22nd!

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By adamjapko of WineZag 1 month ago.
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talking about Valpolicella and Ripasso, or re-passing Valpolicella over fermented Amarone musts for richness and enhanced alcohols. Ripasso is just one piece or process of Italy's claim to fame on the most and and more varied wine producing regions found in any single country anywhere in the world. I like well made Ripasso, or " Baby Amarones", but they are big powerful wines I would not want to drink every day or week or month. Jeremy likes them too, and....they …

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North 's key fine red-wine styles - Barbaresco, Barolo, Valpolicella Superiore and Amarone - share similar climates (even though Valpolicella from the quality-producing Dolomites is slightly more susceptible to hail). Vintage 2003 and 2001 Barbaresco and Barolo are starting to drink well now, with 2004 round the corner. The same could be said of the opulent Amarone of Verona, but if you're after something fresher and juicier then opt for 2005 or even 2007 Valpolicella

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By Walter Speller of JancisRobinson.com 1 month ago.
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This collection of 61 tasting notes was heralded in Walter's article on Amaronics . Perhaps another sign that the Valpolicella region could pay a little more attention to differences in its terroir came during the blind tasting of the 2010 Amarone. It turned out they had been arranged.

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…, 5% cabernet franc. This wine is a collaboration between the important producer of Valpolicella, in Italy's Veneto region, and the Argentine estate where the wine is made, but in the dried grape fashion of Amarone. It's really something. Dark ruby color with a deep magenta rim; tons of grip, dense, chewy, earthy, but sleek, lithe and supple, surprisingly generous and expansive; black fruit, dried herbs, plums, hint of leather; earthy and minerally but clean and appealing; a …

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2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

a real heavy "door stop size bottle"

black cherry and spice dominate (*** 1/2+)

this wine with a matching finish. I'm not sure why we keep coming across these crappy glasses (at many wineries)

they pour such lovely wines into - don't they know it ruins them???

Faye Cardwell (right) our guide and tour organizer talks with

Alberto Falezza (middle), sales director of Tenute Falezza while

Michela Prando (left), public …

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