Pier Paolo Antolini Ripasso

Rondinella, Corvinone, Corvina Veronese, Molinara
Valpolicella Classico
by Pier Paolo Antolini
Pier Paolo Antolini Ripasso

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This Italian Ripasso is simply stunning! There are delightful aromas of ripe cherries, burnt strawberries and chocolate. The palate is very seductive, smooth yet mouth-filling while the finish is fresh and long in this stylish red.

Rondinella, Corvinone, Corvina Veronese, Molinara
Valpolicella Classico
by Pier Paolo Antolini

RRP: €22.95

Price: €20.75

This Italian Ripasso is simply stunning! There are delightful aromas of ripe cherries, burnt strawberries and chocolate. The palate is very seductive, smooth yet mouth-filling while the finish is fresh and long in this stylish red.

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country:
Italy
region:
Valpolicella
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Rondinella, Corvinone, Corvina Veronese, Molinara
abv:
13.5
style:
Red
code:
10634
enjoy with:
Pasta & Pizza, Beef & Lamb, Game, Soft Cheeses
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
Pier Paolo Antolini Ripasso
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
Italy
region:
Valpolicella
vintage:
2014
grapes:
Rondinella, Corvinone, Corvina Veronese, Molinara
abv:
13.5
style:
Red
code:
10634
enjoy with:
Pasta & Pizza, Beef & Lamb, Game, Soft Cheeses

Wine Makers

Pier Paolo Antolini Ripasso by Pier Paolo Antolini

We came across Pier Paolo Antolini and his brother Stephano while on a quest for new Italian wines. We heard rave reviews about an up and coming winemaker, known by locals as Amarone Boy. So we made a trip to Marano di Valpolicella, 25km north of Verona to Pier Paolo Antolini’s vineyard to see what Amarone Boy was all about.

As soon as we arrived, we realised Pier Paolo was our type of producer. He’s energetic, enthusiastic and animated even by Italian standards.  Pier Paolo and his brother Stephano care deeply about their land and the wine it produces, and their passion is infectious. Their vineyard is small, just 7.5 hectares, and located on very stony ground. In fact, the ground around Marano di Valpolicella is so stony that it had to be completely cleared before it could be cultivated. Stephano and Pier Paolo did most of this work by hand, so every square meter of the vineyard is precious. 

Pier Paolo really does raise his vines like children; each bunch of grapes receives personal care and attention. This comes through in the wines. All Antolini wines possess intense aromas and a sumptuous smoothness, due in part to the temperature variation Marano di Valpolicella experiences between day and night. This variation is just another part of what Pier Paolo calls the Vital Flow in his vineyard, the synergy between the land, the grapes and the winemakers. It’s this Vital Flow that’s ultimately responsible the fantastic wines that exemplify the best of Valpolicella.

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
Fabulous , 16/08/2017
By JP
Really enjoyed this wine. Delighted with our choice.
Wine Explorer , 20/09/2016
By The Foleys
Lovely smell on the nose initially and great taste that worked great with our Moorish ribs.
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Valpolicella in Italy

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