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Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore Zenato 2007
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.
Editorial Reviews for Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore Zenato
- Dark and tightly wound on the nose with hints of bitter chocolate, mocha, smoky herbs, wild plums, wild blueberries and sandlewood. - Slick on entry with super fine tannins and a lovely wild blueberry note, nice integrated acidity, fairly rich with some drying tannins but very well proportioned. Lovely red currant and wild berry fruits on the mid-palate lead to a fresh finish with balanced notes of mineral earth, lightly toasted wood and wild plums. A lovely match for a simple roast venison dish. 91pts
Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superior 2007- Color- blackened amethyst. Nose-a nose of juicy raisin soft cheese, sandalwood, and slightly humid. Taste- Good strong yet balanced oak creates a slightly salty impression, but mixes well with a presence of blackberries and raisins. Powerful long finish with heavy and sustaining mouth feel. The finish brings in woody spices and hints of pepper among a vegetative undertone. My Score: 93
Well balanced fruity wine with long and pleasant after taste. Can be stored for some years,but it is unlikely it will become a much better wine with more time. Be careful, can easily be consumed in large quantities. Good match with it self, or with red meat or game dishes.
Deep garnet red in color with bright ruby edges. Aroma's of dried black fruits, blueberries, dark chocolate, sandalwood, and smoke. Mouth feel is full bodied, lush, velvety, with a nice tannin structure. Flavors bursting with ripe blackberries, dried dark fruits, plum, spices, and a hint of earthiness. Long full finish which displays some red fruits, toasty oak, & light herbal notes. Rich & balanced. Perfect pairing for a beef roast, pasta with a tomato meat sauce, and medium to strong cheeses. WineSplash Rating - 93 Points! If you have a 2007 vintage, I would drink it by 2015. WineSplashing!!
A delightful drinking wine. Good with pasta, cheeses
Very Good price Quality.
Ripe blackberry and blueberry, nicely balanced with tannins and a smooth finish. Was shockingly good with a spiced grilled salmon and asparagus linguini and made applewood cheddar hum.
External Reviews for Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore Zenato
A Proprietary Blend wine from Veneto in Italy. 2007 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 750ml
A modern style of Valpolicella, offering bright plum notes in a restrained, elegant manner. Concentrated and well-balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2000.
An outstanding wine that has a dark purple color and a complex nose. Aromas of dried fruits such as raisins, prunes and cherries draw you into the richness of this wine. Black fruit flavors are perfectly balanced as the wine rolls on the palate. The finish is long, rich and complex. This is the perfect example of what the Valpolicella grape can be. Will continue to drink well for the next few years.
The wine is passed through the pomace of the Amarone, which lends depth, concentration and complexity. It is deep ruby red in color, with a complex nose showing some dried fruit. Excellent body and texture on the palate with a lingering finish. Recommended with grilled meat dishes. Excellent with rabbit.
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine AdvocateDeep ruby-red in color with a complex nose of dried fruit and licorice, Ripassa represents one of the most important milestones in Zenato’s history. The wine
Silky and rich, with chocolate, raspberry and dried fruit aromas and flavors. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. Always a solid wine. Drink now.
Food Pairings for Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore Zenato
The nose offers supple fragrances of almonds and violets. Crisp and dry in the mouth, well structured, with a lovely, velvety texture.
Notes: 33- and 55-hl Slavonian oak barrels.
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