Tommaso Bussola 2016 'Ca' del Laito' Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC

Tommaso Bussola 2016 'Ca' del Laito' Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC

Item Number: 14931

UPC: 8-110620002932

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub Region: Valpolicella
Appellation/AVA: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 60% Corvina / 30% Rondinella / 10% Molinara
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Toar (basalt) & chalky gravel
Elevation: 420 to 450 meters

Vineyard Notes: The Ca' del Laito bottling is sourced from a range of vineyards in the area of Montecchio di Negrar. The vineyards are Coste (planted in 2015), Senge (planted in 2000), Cain (planted in 2005), Coare Longhe e Giulia (planted from 1990-2000) and, starting with the 2020 vintage, from Trapola (planted from 1940 to 1990!).

Winemaking Notes: The grapes ferment with selected yeast for ten days. They are then re-fermented on the skins of Amarone for another ten days. The wine ages for 17 months in 700-liter Austrian oak, second passage.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (10/31/2020)

    This is high-toned, with floral and spice aromatics and a core of macerated cherry, dark chocolate and medicinal herb flavors. The finish is grippy, providing a pleasing counterpoint to the silky mouthfeel and juicy acidity. Drink now through 2025.