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Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

Wine Details

Vineyard

Zenato

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Zenato gives the name “Ripassa” to this wine, which shares many of the characteristics of our Amarone. As soon as the fermentation is completed of the dried grapes for the Amarone, selected lots of Valpolicella are then “re-passed” on the Amarone pomace, thus initiating a second fermentation which increases slightly the alcoholic content and gives the wine deeper colour, increased extract, and more complex aromas. After 6 months’ bottle-ageing, the result is a rounded, velvet-textured wine with rich, complex aromas of berries and an impressively lengthy finish that seems to linger forever. Ripassa represents one of the most important milestones in Zenato’s winemaking evolution.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 137 on Oct-01
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/02