Villa Mattielli Valpolicella Ripasso San Giacomo DOC 2016, Veneto, Italy 75cl
Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied Corvina Corvinone and Rondinella blend from Veneto, Italy. 14.0% ABV.
The nose on this deep garnet wine opens with hints of cherries and red fruit, with mineral and lightly spicy scents. Complex, with soft tannins.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
'Rather opulent' was Diana Rollan of D&D's first impression of this great-value Gold winner, going on to praise its 'savoury notes of tapenade as well as dense cherry and kirsch', while Virginia Fontò of La Trompette appreciated its 'notes of tobbaco leaf and cigar box'. Woodhead 17's James Fryer, meanwhile, pointed out 'an almost lacquer character on the nose', which led to 'vanilla and nutty chocolate notes on the palate.'
Producer Profile Villa Mattielli
Villa Mattielli is a family-owned estate located in the hills of eastern of Verona. The thirty hectares of vineyards, some of which date back to 1900s, thrive in the unique terroir that benefits from a mild climate and a good sun exposure. It iscurrently managed by the fourth generation winemaker, Roberta, aided by her husband Giacomo and her sister Valeria.