Tenuta Delle Ripalte IGT Toscana Rosso 2013 (6 bottles)
90 points - International Wine Report Originally from the island of Elba, The Ripalte is made from Alicante (Grenache) and Carignan. Picked exclusively by hand, this cuvée has lovely notes of raspberry, redcurrant, kirsch and spicy aromas. This wine will go very well with dishes such as red meats with its cooking juices, casseroles or simply as an aperitif.
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The director at Fattoria Delle Ripalte is Piermario Meletti Cavallari. For 30 years he was the director at Grattamacco in the appellation of Bolgheri. He was the pioneer of not only the property, but also the Bolgheri appellation and the concept of blending Cabernet with Sangiovese and Merlot. He is the “founder” and “Godfather” of the Super Tuscan.
Located more than 180 meters above sea level, this ensures better ventilation and also provides protection against night humidity due to the proximity of the sea.
The "Tenuta delle Ripalte" estate is the largest property on the island of Elba; It is located in the southern part of the island, having more than 12 km of coast line among beaches and coves. The domain represents two thirds of the county of Capoliveri.
Rosso delle Ripalte has a lively ruby red colour. The nose shows a good complexity, with hints of red fruits (raspberries, currants and cherries) that go perfectly with strong spicy notes. In the mouth it is of good freshness and structure, with the return of fruity hints. At the end of the mouth it reveals unexpected elegance.
90 points - International Wine Report
The 2013 'Rosso delle Ripalte' is an interesting blend of Alicante and Carignan from Piermario Meletti Cavallari. The wine delivers fresh aromas of wild berries, spices, white pepper, saline minerals and licorice. It’s structured with fine tannins and balanced by just enough acidity as it heads into the clean finish. Those who enjoy Gamay will find this to be quite intriguing.
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