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Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

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.

    about 7 years
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    good after taste

    over 6 years
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    yummy

    over 7 years
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    Sec, moyennement boisé et corsé

    over 6 years
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    smooth on a hot summer evening

    over 6 years
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    wonderfully sweet and friendly

    almost 6 years
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    Wine Monster - June 13, 2011

    over 5 years
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    drank at vespaio

    over 6 years
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    bløt fyldig vin

    over 5 years
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    very very good

    over 7 years
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    Light Smooth

    about 7 years
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    very yummy

    over 6 years
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    cab taste

    over 3 years
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    almost 3 years
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    earth

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/23/2014