Buglioni "Il Bugiardo" Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC 2012 [3.0 L] (Veneto, Italy)

Buglioni "Il Bugiardo" Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC 2012 [3.0 L]
(Veneto, Italy)

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Notes from the Winemaker:
A portion of the grapes were destemmed, crushed and pressed immediately; the remainder was left to dry until November. Fermentation took place at a controlled temperature of 16°C (61°F). The grapes that had been left to dry were vinified in November and macerated for 20 days. In January, the must from freshly vinified grapes was re-passed in the Amarone marc, following a traditional ripasso technique, and underwent a second fermentation. The two wines — the ripasso and the wine from the dried grapes — were then blended together. The wine was aged for 12 months in Slavonian oak barriques (20% new) and six months in bottle before release.

Varietal Composition:
60% Corvina, 20% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby-red color. Intense and elegant aromas of ripe fruit, raisins, black cherries and plums with hints of cocoa, vanilla and tobacco. Warm, persistent flavors, velvety and harmonious. Irresistible with risotto al Bugiardo (a creamy risotto made using the same Bugiardo wine), braised or grilled meat, the traditional boiled meat dish of Verona, and medium or mature cheeses. Serve at 16 degrees to 18 degrees Celsius (61 degrees to 64 degrees Fahrenheit). Open at least one hour before serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Wine Spectator:
"A fresh, medium-bodied red, with a skein of zesty spice unraveling through the plump mix of black cherry and plum fruit. Hints of tar, black licorice and grilled herb linger on the chewy finish." - AN (8/2016)