Luigi Righetti Campolieti Valpolicella Ripasso 2019
The Luigi Righetti estate has been a family-run winery since 1909, sitting comfortably in the heart of the Valpolicella Classico zone. Referring to the estate vineyards from which this wine is produced, Campolieti means “Happy Field,” and fourth-generation winemaker Gian is keeping it that way with his responsible farming practices.
“Valpolicella Classico Superiore” is similar to “Valpolicella Classico” in that they both have deliciously crunchy red fruit with an elegant freshness. However, the most significant difference is that the Superiore tends to have more body, with a slight hint of spice, because it has to be aged for at least a year. In this case, the wine is made with Corvina, Rondinella and a series of other indigenous grapes.
Fermented inside casks containing the lees of Amarone, this process adds depth, flavour and complexity to the wine. This lovely red shows dark cherry, raisin noted with bitter hazelnut and Chinese Five Spice.
Get this wine if you need an easy-drinking, great bang-for-buck, easy-to-pair wine for all your Italian cuisine needs. Goes well with a lovely homemade lasagna topped to the brim and oozing with ricotta cheese!
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