Valpolicella Classico Ripasso Ca Dei Maghi
De Grote Hamersma
De Grote Hamersma 9+
Decanter
Decanter​ 95/100 Points
Merano Wijnfestival
Merano Red award
Decanter
Decanter Asia 91/100 Points
Gilbert & Gaillard
G&G 3 times 90+
Jancis Robinson
17.5/20 Points

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso “Canova” DOC

 30,95

“Anyone who has perused Cà dei Maghi’s other reds (hopefully in liquid form) already knows that things are good here too. Light-footedness all the way. Winemaker Paolo Creazzi does not create melancholy, emphatic, weight-lifting wines.

This Canova ripasso also has elegance and light-footedness as its signature . Not too sweet cherries, rhubarb softened with some strawberries, ripe plums, dried black olives, a bourbon flavor, the sweetness and smokiness plus the acids that function as crush barriers.

“Do all the flavors want to stay in there?”

‘Thank you!'”

– Hamersma (2021)

 

About the wine

Winery: Cà Dei Maghi
Wine: Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso “Canova”
Classification: DOC
Grape variety: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara
Region/Area: Valpolicella (Verona)
Type: Dry red wine
Soil: Calcareous, Volcanic
Harvest: 2015
Alcohol: 15%
Closure: Natural cork
Serving temperature: 16° C
Laying potential: Long shelf life, but no data available yet
Content: 0.75L

Vinification

There is a mountain in Valpolicella called Sant’Urbano. This mountain lies between the towns of Marano and Fumane, where a lava flow begins from the Eocene. This soil is unique because it has basalt components mixed with limestone shale. This promotes the development of grapes loaded with extract, structure and great aromatic finesse. From these mountain vineyards come both the Amarone grapes and the skins that Cà Dei Maghi uses to produce one of the wines that best reflects their idea of CRU (high quality vineyards): Classico Superiore Ripasso Etichetta Oro. First, the Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso “Canova” is made from fresh grapes and amarone ripasso picked by hand. Finally, the wine matures in large barrels for 48 months.

Colour

In the glass, this wine from Cà Dei Maghi has a ruby red color with light garnet reflections.

Odor

Examples of the aromas of this wine are ripe fruit, macerated flowers in spirits, black olive, wild mint, cinchona and rhubarb… In short, these are just a few examples that come to mind when we talk about this wine. Most importantly, this is a wine that comes from the heart.

Taste impression

On the palate, this Ripasso “Canova” has great finesse and elegance. Yet this wine is sometimes visceral and sober. Basically, this is a heraldic Ripasso made from a few freestanding vines.

Culinary advice

Firstly, because of its great taste, this excellent wine can be combined with a wide range of dishes. But it is best combined with special dishes that take time and passion, such as long-cooked meat.

Awards

De Grote Hamersma

De Grote Hamersma 9+

Decanter

Decanter​ 95/100 Points

Merano Wijnfestival

Merano Red award

Decanter

Decanter Asia 91/100 Points

Gilbert & Gaillard

G&G 3 times 90+

Jancis Robinson

17.5/20 Points

Tasting Notes

The Great Hammersma

“Anyone who has perused Cà dei Maghi’s other reds (hopefully in liquid form) already knows that things are good here too. Light-footedness all the way. Winemaker Paolo Creazzi does not create melancholy, emphatic, weight-lifting wines.

This Canova ripasso also has elegance and light-footedness as its signature . Not too sweet cherries, rhubarb softened with some strawberries, ripe plums, dried black olives, a bourbon flavor, the sweetness and smokiness plus the acids that function as crush barriers.

“Do all the flavors want to stay in there?”

‘Thank you!'”

– Hamersma (2021)

Jancis Robinson

“Scents of mushrooms, fresh chestnut, dried porcini, pan roasted shiitake. Smells of dried lovage and fennel leaves. Smells of catnip and plums. So dense and concentrated on the palate that it reminds me not a little of the very old Balsamico di Modena, with its indescribable combination of extreme umami- beef-soy molasses sweetness. And yet it is so not gallumphing or powerful. The first sip can feel like a seismic quake, but through the power you clearly taste rose petals and pepper, the sweet earthiness of roast chestnuts, hibiscus and pekoe tea leaf. A gentle giant of a wine. Have it by the fireplace with a bowl of roasted nuts (or chestnuts), maybe a slice of salty cheese, sit and stare at the flames and let the wine talk to you. It has something to say… (TC)”

– Jancis Robinson (2022)

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