Michael Garner's top 10 Valpolicellas

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The seemingly insatiable appetite for ripasso-style wines is in danger of squeezing out the quintessential Veronese red, Valpolicella. Michael Garner finds a region contemplating radical measures to ensure its survival. See his pick of the 10 best Valpolicellas here...
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Speri, Sant’Urbano, Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2009

Speri, Sant’Urbano, Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2009
Real breadth: powerful, rich, ripe, plum and black cherry aromas with tobacco and spice. Big, full, richly flavoureddark fruits with balancing acidity. Great finish and length. Plenty of life ahead. 18.5pts/20 (95/100pts)
Price POA Pipai, The Tasting Room
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 13.5%