Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore Veneto
255 Ratings
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255 Ratings
Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore Veneto

Wine Details

Region

ItalyVeneto

Winemaker's Notes

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)

Vineyard

Zenato

Style

Red

Region

VenetoItaly

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 5 years
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    good after taste

    about 4 years
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    yummy

    almost 5 years
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    Sec, moyennement boisé et corsé

    about 4 years
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    smooth on a hot summer evening

    about 4 years
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    wonderfully sweet and friendly

    over 3 years
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    drank at vespaio

    over 4 years
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    bløt fyldig vin

    about 3 years
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    very very good

    almost 5 years
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    very yummy

    over 4 years
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    cab taste

    over 1 year
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    7 months
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    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.