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Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Zenato

Style

Red

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(2007 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 read more...linger forever. Ripassa represents one of the most important milestones in Zenato’s winemaking evolution. (hide)

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    we had a bottle at eric's bday dinner in desenzano del Garda (2010). amazing!!!! Eric thought maybe too sweet, I loved it!!!! from Peschiera del Garda. great aroma.

    over 6 years
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    good after taste

    over 5 years
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    yummy

    over 6 years
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    Sec, moyennement boisé et corsé

    almost 6 years
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    smooth on a hot summer evening

    over 5 years
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    wonderfully sweet and friendly

    about 5 years
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    Wine Monster - June 13, 2011

    about 5 years
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    drank at vespaio

    about 6 years
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    bløt fyldig vin

    almost 5 years
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    very very good

    over 6 years
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    Light Smooth

    over 6 years
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    very yummy

    about 6 years
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    cab taste

    almost 3 years
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    about 2 years
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    earth

    over 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2014
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2007 Vintage) Made by running the Valpolicella wine over the pressings (or pomace) of the firmrsquo;s Amarones (this triggering a second fermentation and adding additional depth and body), the 2003 Valpolicella Ripassa offers enticing notes of melted road tar, truffles, chocolate, jammy blackberry and cherry fruit, and grilled almonds. Full-bodied, intense, powerful, and beautifully balanced, it will drink well for 3ndash;4 years.
  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Antonio Galloni
    (2006 Vintage) "The 2006 Valpolicella Classico Ripassa reveals lovely clarity and precision in its perfumed dark fruit. This vibrant, poised Valpolicella offers tons of depth and a long, refreshing finish. Zenato's Valpolicella is made from 80% Corvina, 10% Sangiovese and 10% Rondinella, and is aged in small French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2014."
  • Wine Advocate
    (2006 Vintage)