Here's a robust and delicious Ripasso that has earthy aromas of fresh tilled soil along with berry, spice and a hint of raisin. The palate delivers rich blackberry, white pepper, tobacco and nutmeg. It also has fresh acidity and will pair well with aged cheeses or salami.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: email@example.com.