Le Salette Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso I Progni 2016 - Stone Gate Wine & Spirits
Le Salette Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso I Progni 2016
SKU: ITVN-LESALVALP-2016

Le Salette Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso I Progni 2016

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750ml
$22.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella
Brand Le Salette
Alcohol/vol 14%
The color is red. Intense. Hints on the nose of red fruit, spices and cocoa. In the mouth it is warm and soft, well balanced by a round tannin. Pairs well with pasta with vegetables, risotto with asparagus, mushrooms or pumpkin, meat or vegetable lasagna, BBQ meats and aged cheeses.
Wine Advocate
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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.

Monica Larner, August 30, 2019
Wine Spectator
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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.

Alison Napjus, 2019