Cesari Mara is a delightful Italian wine made with the ripasso method. In a ripasso wine, the wine is a lighter wine, made from the partially dried skins of grapes that have already been used for an Amarone wine. Cesari Mara Ripasso is a beautifully light, fruity, but not sweet red wine. It is full of cherry vanilla flavors, aromatic savory herbs, sage, and thyme. The oak is evident in a frame of toasty wood, and brush strokes of red currants to highlight the cherries.
I really love this wine- it is both delicious and easy to drink. Some reds are unapproachable, and Italian wines even more so- often being huge and tannic, tight and prickly. I used to feel like they’d dry my tongue out and crack it, they were so spicy.