If I Could Buy Only One – February 17 VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”

Bertani Catullo Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2019, Veneto, Italy
$26.95, Mark Anthony Group
David Lawrason – No ordinary fruity Valpolicella – this traditionally built example has been aged in large older French oak for a year, then another year in concrete, and six months in bottle before release. All imparting a smooth, suave elegance of texture, and a fine, classic melange of red fruits, white pepper and wood spice. It is really quite gracious with modest warmth (13.5%) and fine tannin. The length is excellent, and it is ready to go.


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