San Rustico’s ripasso offers dense fruit nuances with background notes of wet earth, smoked bacon, mesquite and exotic spice. More mature fruit notes appear in the mouth and the wine ends on a soft, round and sweet note. Imported by John Given Wines.
San Rustico is a steady, quality-minded producer from Valpolicella and their newest Ripasso offers a very nice blend of chocolate, spice and red cherry aromas. In the mouth, the wine is rich and smooth with various points of fruity sweetness along the way.
Recioto is a dark red dessert wine from northeast Italy that pairs with chocolate-based treats and spice cake. Indeed, aromas include clove, cinnamon, prune, blackberry pie and sweet pipe tobacco. The wine’s natural sweetness is backed by structure and fine tannins.
Ripasso Gaso dishes out those pleasurable chocolate fudge, Nutella and espresso bean aromas in an immediate and confident manner. All that richness is capped by a fresh note of forest berry that shines bright on the close.
This vintage of San Rustico’s Amarone seems more closed and reserved compared to last year. You’ll get broad spice aromas and ripe cherry fruit, but the estate’s characteristic intensity is less evident. It’s an easy and genuine wine overall that will pair with lamb or pork.
San Rustico’s Recioto has that characteristic pungent red apple aroma that you often get with Amarone (made from the same grapes in a similar style). Beyond that, this is a vibrant, buoyant wine with fresh cherry flavors backed by spice, espresso bean and chocolate.