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2015 Fumanelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore


Established in 1470, Marchesi Fumanelli is one of the pioneering estates of the Valpolicella region. The “Superiore” designate requires at least 1 year of aging prior to release and a minimum of 12% alcohol. A blend of Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella similar to their Amarone, the wine is concentrated and ripe, with dark fruit, spice from the 8-10 months of oak aging, and a medium+ body and finish.

ABV % = 13.5



The Valpolicella appellation is located in Italy's Veneto region. Wines from this area are made in many different styles, from light and fruity, to brooding and ageworthy. The typical blend is based on local red grapes Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, and Molinara. On one end of the spectrum, Valpolicella Classico is soft, fruity, and easy to drink. On the opposite end, the formidable Amarone della Valpolicella - made by drying the grapes to concentrate character before vinification - is savory, full of dried fruit flavors and spice, and incredibly age-worthy. Positioned between those two is Valpolicella Ripasso. This wine is made by adding some of the grape must from the Amarone, and refermenting it with Valpolicella, adding some of the wonderful flavors of the dried grapes into a fruity style of wine.

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