Mazzi 1997 "Le Calcarole" Recioto della Valpolicella Classico ($16.99)
This clear, dark-ruby wine offers characteristic Valpolicella aromas and flavors of spicy dried cherries. Ripe and sweet but with appropriately tart acidity for flavor balance, it adds an attractive bittersweet quality with abundant dried-fruit nuances in a long finish. (Price shown is for a 375 ml half-bottle.) US Importer: Vintner Select, Cincinnati, and other regional importers; a Marc de Grazia Selection. (Feb 8, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Thin-sliced Parmigiano Reggiano makes a traditional and delicious accompaniment for this dessert wine.



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