Bottle Notes

2011 Ca’ de’ Rocchi (Tinazzi) Valpolicella Monterè Ripasso – Bottle Notes

Cantine Tinazzi began with the commitment and passion of Eugenio Tinazzi who founded the company in the late 1960’s in Cavaion Veronese near Lake Garda. Initially, it was a very small business, making and selling local Verona wines within the province. Over the years, sales rose and expanded to Lombardy and later throughout Northern Italy.

Violet in color. 14% ABV. 80% Corvina, 15% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. Black fruits, leather and chocolate on the nose. Big, rich and very extracted. Full bodied with great acidity. The palate has gobs of blackberry, black licorice, macerated cherries and a touch of pepper. Exceptional finish. Drink over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 93 points.

This wines is beautifully packaged and an exceptional value for $20-$25.

Sample provided by the Wine Chateau.

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