84 wines tasted with one rated Exceptional and five Outstanding
The panel tasters were: Andrea Briccarello, Michael Garner, Andrew Jefford
Introduction by Michael Garner
Of all the Valpolicella denominations, Superiore is the most perplexing and, after Recioto, the least widely available.
Though including some of Verona’s very finest red wines, the category is completely overshadowed in terms of popularity by Amarone (and more recently Ripasso) and remains something of an enigma.
Whereas we know exactly what to expect from ‘simple’ Valpolicella, we can have little idea – unless we’re already familiar with a producer’s particular house style – of what we’re getting with a bottle of Superiore, as there are so many individual stylistic interpretations. How typically and confusingly Italian!