With a dark ruby-garnet color and loads of aromatic personality, this is the style of ripe and plump Ripasso you could pair with succulent cuts of grilled steak. The wine is soft and smooth in the mouth and it imparts bright aromas of black cherry, exotic spice, cola, barbecue smoke and toasted almond.
SalvaTerra is a relatively new estate with high altitude vineyards at the back of the Classico zone, just before the hills of Valpolicella soar up to the Dolomites. It will be interesting to see how the winery and its wines evolve over time. This vintage tastes a bit tired, with milky chocolate, almost lactic aromas, thick inky concentration and rock-solid tannins.
A deeply concentrated and extracted ripasso, this fragrant wine delivers aromas of pressed flowers and lavender over ripe berry fruit, spice, cedar and a hint of wild mushroom. It has a rich, smooth texture and imparts chewy cherry fruit flavors on the finish. Imported by Conexport.