January 19, 2011

Rocca Sveva Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore

Every once and a while (particularly in the cold winter months) I get a craving for a dry red wine. And with all the snowy weather the northeast has been enduring over the past few months, I felt inclined to snag this bottle of Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore from Rocca Sveva.

Made from a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes (all of which you've likely never heard of) you'll get a dry, but fruit-forward wine that offers black fruit, bing cherries and raspberries on the palate and a hint of oak and vanilla on the finish. Its silky tannins and lengthy finish make it the perfect option for red meats, and an even more perfect option for your next dinner party!