Speri Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2017
|Region||Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella|
The 2017 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso is spicy and savory in the glass, with a dark and inviting display of sage and mint giving way to crushed wild berries. It's deeply textural yet also full of nervous tension, as salty minerals and blackberries are brought to life by zesty acids, forming a note of purple inner florals toward the close. Although finishing amazingly fresh, there's a coating of subtle tannins and fruit concentrate that clings to the senses. Give the 2017 another year of cellaring to show its best.
Made with organically grown grapes, this has aromas of black-skinned berry, tilled soil and leather. The savory palate offers dried black cherry, star anise and white pepper alongside polished tannins. Enjoy through 2022.