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Bolla Le Poiane 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

Bolla, Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso (Veneto, Italy) “La Poiane” 2011 ($15, Banfi): Valpolicella is often considered a not terribly substantial light red wine. This wine erases that image. Think of Bolla’s La Poiane as a Valpolicella on steroids. The grapes come from the best area of Valpolicella (Classico) and have attained better ripeness (Superiore). Additional […]

Date posted: April 15, 2015

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Bolla Le Poiane 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

2011 Le Poiane Valpolicella Ripasso DOC The Ripasso technique re-ferments Valpolicella on the lees of Amarone: It’s like giving the wine a dose of steroids. Very dark in color and in style. Earth, black plums, and tobacco (definitely toasted oak) aromas. Obvious tannicity, tasting of grape skins, earth, and black fruit, with a long, drying […]

Date posted: March 11, 2015

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Bolla Le Poiane 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

SANTE GOLD STAR Aromas of ripe stone fruit, wet leather and earth, over a spicy and peppery oak note. Blackberry, black cherry, cocoa, vanilla spice and toasted oak on the palate, with a long, drying finish. Delicious. Food pairing: Braised beef ragu with pappardelle

Date posted: June 25, 2014

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Bolla Le Poiane 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

The 2011 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Le Poiane shows added intensity and focus – just a hair – when compared to the base Ripasso. The blend is virtually the same (Corvina, Corvinone and Rondinella) and the oak regime sees barrique first followed by botte grande later. Dried prune, fig, cola, cedar and black espresso grinds […]

Date posted: November 11, 2013

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Bolla Le Poiane 2007 Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore DOC

EDITORS’ CHOICE ~ If you aren’t familiar with Ripasso (a hybrid wine that borrows elements from austere Amarone and informal Valpolicella), this selection from Bolla is an excellent introductory wine. It opens with deep-ruby color and bright aromas of red cherry, cola, spice and leather. It ends with both sweet and spicy nuances. February 2011

Date posted: May 28, 2013

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Bolla Le Poiane 2010 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso DOC

The Italian winery Bolla had a similar experience, going gold on all four of its medal-winning wines, including the Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC ($40). The rest of Bolla’s big winners ranged in price from $10 to $14. Bolla has emerged recently from decades of mediocrity to produce a number of top-notch Veronese wines. The […]

Date posted: March 28, 2013

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