Very quick one this week, as we are all getting ready for tomorrow’s Wine Fair in the Mansion House (Limited number of tickets available still available at the door)*.
If there is one wine you shouldn’t miss out on before this month’s promotion ends it is Musella Ripasso€14.99 (until 1stNov. was €19.99). Every time I taste this wine I am bowled over by just how good it is. Many producers talk about their Ripassos and emphasise their link to the Amarone which fathered them but in this case the wine really speaks for itself.
The fact that this has been re-fermented on the pommace ofMusella Amaroneand even had dried Amarone-destined grapes added to the tank is clearly evident in theclassic, raisened, dark toffee characterof this Ripasso. Although there issuperb depth of fruitthis wine never forgets it’s a Ripasso so all that richness is balanced by fresher vibrant cherry fruit and excellent acidity.
Food wise it’s great with fillet/rib-eye steak, slow cooked loin of pork or simplywith cured ham or mature hard cheese. But – and this is the great thing about good Ripassos -it is also delicious on its own after the meal. So grab it while you can and enjoy.
*Round Room (adjacent to the Mansion House on Dawson Street) opens 11am.