You know you're in for a real treat when the entire staff at Otto's Wine & Spirits has embraced this wonderful Italian gem year after year. I got to be Italian at Festa Italiana last Friday and this Friday too on Happy Hour with Hannah and Otto's Wine & Spirits with this lush Valpolicella! If there is a wine that checks all the boxes this is it! Such a likeable wine so it can be enjoyed by all! It's beautifully vibrant, with a lush, silky texture, a fresh nose of wild bramble fruit wrapped up with an elegant, smooth finish.
The Rock Valpolicella Ripasso is an incredible quality at an incredible price. This Valpolicella is the younger version of an Amarone so you are thinking whoa too expensive since pricing can be near $60 a Bottle! The term Ripasso refers to the process of the younger Valpolicella wine being added to the pomace (pulpy mass of seeds and skins) of the bigger, richer Amarone. After a few weeks, this young wine becomes richer in color, bolder in structure and develops more depth of flavors. In essence it becomes a baby Amarone! And the best part of all is the "baby Amarone" price. You can pick this up at Otto's Wine & Spirits for just $11.99 a bottle! With that being the price, I'm sure I'll see you at Otto's very soon!
Don't forget to join me LIVE on 95.7 BIG FM's Facebook page for the next Happy Hour with Hannah and Otto's Wine & Spirits on Friday, August 11th at 4:30pm! You never know who's going to join me...maybe this crazy bunch again!