Sartori, Valpolicella Classico Superiore (Veneto, Italy) 2011 ($15, Cru Artisan Wines): Andrea Sartori refers to their Valpolicella Classico as “the disappearing version” because so many producers are abandoning it for a wine made using the ripasso method, a technique that adds power. One taste and you’re glad this bottling hasn’t disappeared. It has plenty of concentration without going overboard. Smooth silky tannins allow you to immediately enjoy the combination of red fruit flavors and herbal nuances the wine delivers. This well-priced red is easy to recommend with pasta and meat sauce or, for that matter, pizza.
89 Michael Apstein Aug 26, 2014
Date posted: September 2, 2014