Had this one at Terroni’s, and shockingly, it’s in the LCBO. I actually wonder if this is the exact one. It is unusual for Terroni’s to use wines that are in the LCBO. This wine is a Ripasso. A process that to my knowledge is unique to Italy. Using this method you can get a much more complex wine out of a cheaper grape. The wine is fruity on the nose with fruit dominant on the mid pallet. Unlike some, this one is not dominated by raisin flavors. On the finish the wine has some nice dryness and noticeable tannins. This is a typical Ripasso and is pretty good. I would give it an 88-89 or so!
From the LCBO web site:
MONTE ZOVO SA’ SOLIN RIPASSO VALPOLICELLA 2007 VINTAGES 650713 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 17.95
Wine, Red Wine, 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D
Made in: Veneto, Italy By: Corte Zovo
Release Date: Oct 10, 2009
Simple, yet it hits the spot! Tasty, knock-it-back quaffer for barbecues and potlucks. Perfect for watching Mission Impossible 14. Food matches: roast leg of lamb, gourmet pizza with the works. Score – 88. (Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Aug. 15, 2009)
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