So, if I was to pair the Tommasi 2013 Ripasso with a classic tale, the perfect pairing would be made with 'The Velveteen Rabbit'. Based on both the tactile experience suggested in the title and the sentiment expressed in the story line itself, this bottle and book are a match made in heaven.
I can't remember the last time I've sipped something so smooth. Velvet. Purely velvet on the palate, this Valpolicella refermented on grape skins remaining from Amarone fermentation is a beautiful blend of 70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Corvinone. All said and done, this wine is the result of velvety vinification. This is a Ripasso to get to know... and know well, at that.
Back to the literary pairing, the Velveteen Rabbit is about the desire to become real, through the love of another. There isn't a wine that gets more 'real' than this. An original expression with authentic style, this is a red you can't help but love at first sip.