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Luigi Righetti Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico


Luigi Righetti Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico is dark, dense and creamy with a hint of ripe tannins. Initially sweet, but not overly so, the palate blossoms into a mouthful of beautifully perfumed, ripe, juicy Morello cherries before the nicely judged acidity freshens the finish. Recioto's notes of cocoa, sweet berries and orange are a perfect complement to the finest quality dark chocolate and red fruit deserts. Try it with summer pudding or a chocolate marquise.

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Subregion: Valpolicella
Vintage: 2017
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Fruity and moreishly sweet
Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
Vegan: Yes (not certified)
Drink With: Blackberry cheesecake, summer pudding or marquise au chocolat

The sweetness and intense aromas of this Luigi Righetti Recioto Della Valpolicella Classico are entirely natural because the grapes are dried for several months before fermentation, concentrating their sugars and flavours. Compared with a Port, no spirit is added to stop the fermentation giving a lower alcohol level and a sweetness that is finely balanced with the refreshing acidity and the persistent but elegant fruit flavours.

Why we like this wine

Many red desert wines are made by blocking the fermentation with alcohol. This in turn gives a big kick and can mask the fruit flavours. This example is very finely fruited, elegant and refined with masses of dark fruit flavours. As well as deserts, you can enjoy this with some game dishes such as venison when cooked with black fruits.

  • Very fine
  • Great fruit flavours
  • Not too alcoholic

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