Friday, November 09, 2007

Masi Campofiorini Ripasso 2003 wine review by (PB)


This Ripasso from Valpolicella is a rich dark cherry in color. Ripasso wines were essentially "invented" by Masi as it is a unique process which is too involved to describe here. (If interested go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripasso for a good explanation.)

It has a Baroloesque bouquet about it but with fresh red fruit up front and dark sweet licorice underneath.

The palate is fruity and yet truly old world in style. Dusty sour cherry fruit throughout and herbal notes. The Ripasso technique gives these wines a very different feel and texture all around. you really should give it a try by raising a glass.

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