Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore TB 2011


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Veneto, Italy

Wine Spectator 91 points!

Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore TB is a classic red wine gem made from the Veneto region in the northeast of Italy. This beautiful blend of Corvinone, Corvina Grossa and Rondinella is the perfect red to enjoy with good friends over a rich meal. When Veneto legend Giuseppe Quintarelli was asked years ago to name the region's next superstar, he didn't hesitate: Tommaso Bussola. Today Bussola's wines have become world-famous for their incredible intensity of fruit and he has been awarded numerous Tre Bicchieri honors from Gambero Rosso. In the words of Antonio Galloni in Wine Advocate, "These are remarkable wines of the highest level." We find it a true red wine gem!

Appellation: Valpolicella Classico Superiore
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal Notes: Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Molinara and others.
Vineyard: Sourced from vineyards ranging in elevation from 260-300 m.
Orientation: Southeast.
Soil: Toar (basalt) & chalky gravel.
Viticulture: Work in the vineyard is measured by the months and the seasons. In order to avoid excessive impoverishment of the lands, the various soils are periodically analysed and a programme of interventions with organic fertilizers is drawn up.
Notes: Tommaso Bussola began working at his uncle Giuseppe's estate in 1977. His uncle Giuseppe still works the vineyards.

Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore TB is dark ruby red in color with an enticing nose of blackberries, raisins, leather, cedar and chocolate. It is full in body with soft acidity and silky tannins, offering rich flavors of black raspberry, dates, coffee, cedar, and spice. Bussola uses different barrel sizes, woods (oak, cherry, chestnut, acacia) and aging for each wine, and is always experimenting to add depth and complexity to the wine. The finish is long, smooth and velvety.

Enjoy Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore TB over the next 12-15 years with osso bucco, roast lamb, lasagna, and aged cheeses.

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