Le Salette Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso I Progni 2016
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella|
This wine does not see appassimento, but like all Ripasso, the 2016 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore I Progni is refermented on the air-dried skins left over from Amarone. The blend is 70% Corvina and Corvinone, with 30% Rondinella and Oseleta. It undergoes 18 months of aging in barrique and Slavonian oak. This is a terrific wine to pair with your favorite hamburger dressed with smoky barbecue sauce, or prime ribs, or else Santa Maria tri-tip. In other words, it's a great meat wine. Some 40,000 bottles were produced.
Aromatic hints of rose hip, lavender and cinnamon lace the crushed strawberry and cherry fruit in this bright, balanced, medium-bodied red, with light, creamy tannins. The silky texture carries mineral and citrus accents on the fragrant finish. Drink now through 2022. 2,500 cases made, 150 cases imported.