From raisins

Corteforte Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripassato 2004

The smell of raisins is definitely there in a silky, sweet-appearing palate. The wine is dry but the fruit is amped up so that it appears sweet, unless there is a touch of sub-threshold RS. In April ’09 the brett is also starting to ramp up to be more noticeable. The Vigneti di Bertarole is planted to 65% Corvina and Corvinone, 25% Molinara and 10% other varieties. Grown & Bottled by Carlo Maria Cerutti in Fumane di alpolicella 13.5% $25.95 at Traverso’s Corteforte

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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