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2016 Bussola Valpolicella Ca Del LaitoBlend from Italy

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"Ca’del Laito was a place-name for a vineyard that straddles the ridge above Quintarelli. Tommaso purchased the vineyard (and the little workhouse there) from Masi in 2002." -I...

  • 91 Eric Guido - Vinous Media
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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About

91

"The 2016 Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso Ca'del Laito boasts a seductive and perfumed bouquet, with notes of brown spice and tobacco blossoming further to show raspberry coulis and a lifting hint of fresh mint. This is quite savory, with silky textures ushering in cool-toned red and black berries and inner herbal tones. Sweet tannins come forward through the long finale, balanced by a concentration of primary fruits, promising years of positive evolution in the cellar. The Ca'del Laito is matured in a combination of 50% third-pass tonneaux and 50% large, 25-hectoliter barrels for 23 months. There’s beautiful symmetry in this gorgeous Ripasso, but don’t expect it to perform like a baby Amarone."

90 Wine Spectator

"This is high-toned, with floral and spice aromatics and a core of macerated cherry, dark chocolate and medicinal herb flavors. The finish is grippy providing a pleasing counterpoint to the silky mouthfeel and juicy acidity. Drink now through 2025. 25,000 cases made, 5,000 cases imported."

Product Description:

"Ca’del Laito was a place-name for a vineyard that straddles the ridge above Quintarelli. Tommaso purchased the vineyard (and the little workhouse there) from Masi in 2002." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 117101
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Sub-Region Valpolicella
Ratings

91 - Eric Guido - Vinous Media

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry and plum
Nose chocolate, mocha, fig, earth, raisin, cranberry and plum