Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2013, Almadi, Veneto, Italy
An award winner at the Sommelier Wine awards 2015 - with consultant sommelier Eike Bosche noting its ‘dark fruit and good tannins’, team leader Tom Forrest said: ‘Ripe cherry aromas with some richness, soft tannins, ripe red cherry and hints of chocolate. Dry on the finish.’
Great value for money and authenticity took Villa Almadi to the top. With violets and cherries on the nose plus hints of plum and chocolate, this has good grip. Opt for rustic dishes to match, such as boeuf Bourguignon.