2013 Tenuta Novare Valpolicella Ripasso

SKU #1261803

Tenuta Novare is a single estate that was puchased by Bertani in the middle of the 20th century and bottled under the Bertani label. This 2013 Ripasso is bottled from Novare's single estate vineyard which is located in the heart of Valpolicella Classica. Made from 80% Corvina Veronese and 20% Rondinella grapes, which were harvested at the end of September and immediately fermented in steel tanks. After the estate's Amarone fermentation was complete in March, the Ripasso wine underwent a secondary fermentation on the skins of the Amarone. The finished Ripasso then spent 12 months in a combination of French and Slavonian oak barrels before bottling. The saturated and bright purple color introduces a nose of black and red fruits including cherry and currant. These fruit flavors carry through on the firm and generous palate which displays fine minerality and manages to steer clear of being overripe.

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By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/15/2016 | Send Email
This is a wonderfully complex, dark, lush, and full wine for a delightfully low price. Rich, ripe dark fruit reminiscent of Amarone but without becoming cloying or sweet and a pretty and floral nose is somehow still lifted by acid are all present here, There is a supple delicate mouthfeel even as the fruit comes forward. What is truly incredible to me in this wine is the way in which all of these flavors and aromatics play together in the glass and taste so big without having a high alcohol content (just 13.5%) or a huge price tag.

By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/13/2016 | Send Email
Wow! Ripasso with some acid and finesse? Sign me up. All the big bold flavors you'd want from the category without any stinking baked fruit or sweet overripe finish. Dense dark and lush, but with a wonderful acidity and an abv under 14%! The total package in my book - if you've been slaving over a proper bolognese this might be the perfect answer!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/13/2016 | Send Email
If you love Amarone, but don't want to spend $50, this is a must try. This rich, full bodied wine has the power and persistence of a bottle twice its price, and will be perfect with everything from lasagna to osso buco!

By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/12/2016 | Send Email
I always find the aromatics in Valpolicella intoxicating—that wispy, ethereal character calls to me each time I try it. The Tenuta Novare Valpolicella Ripasso is no exception: the nose is enticing, the palate presence is seductive, layered with complex fruit character, and the finish is rich and lifting in the same moment. The wine has exceptional balance and moderate alcohol at 13.5%, and is perfect for summer barbecue, roasted chicken or your favorite pasta!

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Veneto

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5