Its color is a strong, ruby red; clear and transparent. Its bouquet is ample and complex with notes of cherry, raspberry and red currant that give freshness to the wine. The wine is fruity, well-balanced and well-structured. Alcohol and acidity are in good harmony. The wine is warm and round. The after-taste confirms the character of the bouquet. This wine has a long-lasting and persistent flavor. Suited for aging (six-to-eight years).
Serve with red meat, game and cheeses at 61°-64°F.
89 Points, The Wine Advocate – The 2012 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Capitel San Rocco is an approchable and drinkable Ripasso that offers good value to boot. This wine has been in production since 1976 and debuts this vintage with a newly designed label. It delivers great density and a fruit-forward style with milk chocolate and dark cherry in the mix. Ripasso Capitel San Rocco is one of this winery’s historic products. The Tedeschi family produces wines that are always unique and distinguished.