From the Cellar20 Oct 2016
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(March 7, 2016) ... I seem to have come across a couple of bottles of Remo Farina Ripasso in my cellar during my semi-annual clean-up and thought: "why no give these two wines a taste together" - here's how they stacked up:
Farina 2010 Ripasso "Le Pezze"; lots of baked dark fruit here with some plum, burnt chocolate, sweet leather-tarry notes; but after about a half hour it became too harsh to drink because of all those baked and burnt notes - sadly this one has not aged well.Starting with the
On the other hand, the Farina 2011 Ripasso "Le Pezze" was a true joy: fresh plum and raspberry on the nose with great ripe red raspberry, strawberry and hints of chocolate on the palate; the finish added subtle tannins and sweet vanilla.
This was the tale of two wines and the 2011 emerged victorious.