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Ca’ Botta Costa Rossa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC 2016

The word ‘Superiore’ on the label means this wine is produced from the wineries highest grade of fruit. ‘Ripasso’ means repassed… a process whereby the fermented wine made from air dried grapes has pressed amarone skins added to it. This kicks off a second fermentation and softens tannins while adding body, complexity and richness. This wine is a seriously mean mutha, packed with smoke, graphite, damson plums, caramel, leather, honey, smoked meats, charcoal, star anise and plenty more. A gorgeous savoury mouthful of complexity and satiation. Approx. 1.8 kg of fruit are required to make each bottle!
Ca’ Botta Costa Rossa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC
Wine Specs
Valpollicella DOC, Italy
Ca’ Botta
Ca’ Botta
Gold Medal, 93pts Luca Maroni
Alcohol %
750 mL
New Italian Wine Imports
New Italian Wine Imports

Our Italian Imports have landed!

We tasted hundreds of wines earlier this year at the massive German Trade wine fair, Prowein, at the Italian wine expo Vinitaly and throughout various Italian wine regions. Overseas we tasted and reviewed the wines at least twice and then we did it all again as a panel back in Australia, tasting and reviewing the best wines from those shortlisted for consideration. We settled on a very select few - just the 17 superb wines which are now in stock. Drum roll please…

Here’s a little info on each of the wineries from which we have chosen to import these beautiful wines:

Ca’ de Lion is a boutique producer which has been based in the Piedmont since 1655, making wine for many, many years. We’ve chosen to start with two of their brilliant Barberas from Asti. These are exceptional examples of Barb

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