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362 Ratings
Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

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Wine Description

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.

    almost 10 years
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    good after taste

    over 9 years
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    about 10 years
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    Sec, moyennement boisé et corsé

    over 9 years
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    wonderfully sweet and friendly

    almost 9 years
Expert Reviews
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    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.