Sunday, March 29, 2015

2010 Tre Nova Ripasso

Uncorked a bottle from the Tre Nova Brand - a 2010 Ripasso Red.  Brought this back with me from my recent trip to Walla Walla, Washington.  Tasted through some of the reds on offer at the tasting room in downtown Walla Walla and this one struck me as wonderfully intense and the story behind the making of the wine is just as intense.

This wine is made in the traditional Venetian style of Ripasso, where the freshly fermented wine is passed back through the dried lees and skins to give it a bit more body.  The winemaker tells us that the 2010 vintage lees developed some Botrytis, which yielded a bit more glycerin in the finished wine.  This leads to a great mouth feel and I have to agree - smooth smooth smooth.  In the nose, I'm getting a bit of chocolate and the taste is a fine mix of dried and fresh red fruit.  Creamy finish - this should go great with the Tiramisu we have planned for dessert and the BBQ short ribs that will be hitting the grill soon,


Tre Nova on the Facebook machine ----->  Italian Style Wine - American Soil

Wild Walla Walla Wine Women ----- >  Three out of Three Stars 


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