The nose offers supple fragrances of almonds and violets. Crisp and dry in the mouth, well structured, with a lovely,...Read more...
- Dark and tightly wound on the nose with hints of bitter chocolate, mocha, smoky herbs, wild plums, wild blueberries and sandlewood. - Slick on e... Read more
Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superior 2007- Color- blackened amethyst. Nose-a nose of juicy raisin soft cheese, sandalwood, and slightly humid. Tast... Read more
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 wit... Read more
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Food Pairings for Ripassa Della Valpolicella Superiore Zenato
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
This rich, Amarone-like red is full of prune, chocolate and nut flavors. Itrsquo;s full-bodied and concentrated, with a satisfying finish.
The dense 1998 Valpolicella Classico Ripassa exhibits a Rhocirc;ne-like, earthy, robust, peppery, spicy personality. Passing the grape must over the pomace left over from the Amarone adds concentration, complexity, and earthiness to Valpolicellarsquo;s typically light style. This excellent, medium to full-bodied, stuffed 1998 reveals notes of asphalt, black cherries, and berries. Drink it over the next 5ndash;6 years.
This impressive Valpolicella exhibits more substance and richness than most wines from this area in Veneto. The word Ripassa on the label indicates it is made like Amarone, by passing the wine over the dry pomace during vinification, resulting in more complexity, body, and depth. Deep ruby-colored, with notes of roasted herbs, smoked meats, spice, and assorted black fruits, this medium to full-bodied effort should drink well for 7ndash;8 years.
Made with partially dried grapes, Ripassa is a full and generous wine packed tight with ripe fruit, spice and tobacco aromas. It imparts a rich, smooth feel with lingering notes of cinnamon and cherry on the finish.
Currant and plum, colored by a cappuccino note, follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, where the thick, fruity texture blends with lightly firm tannins to give a long, tasty finish. Drink now.
The bigger-styled 1999 Valpolicella Classico Ripasso was made by passing Valpolicella must over the Amaronersquo;s pressings, or pomace. This enriches the wine, and provides more body, color, and meatiness. The 1999 Ripasso exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, and a Rhocirc;ne Valley-like nose of pepper, earth, black fruits, and roasted meats. Medium to full-bodied, with super fruit intensity, fine purity, a soft underbelly, and velvety tannin, it will drink well for 7ndash;8 years.
Therersquo;s a symphony of flavors in this medium-bodied red, which offers ripe boysenberry and damson plum fruit overlaid by lovely rose and violet floral notes, with details of loamy espresso, anise and fresh herbs. A finely cut wine, with a velvety mouthfeel coating lightly chewy tannins and vivacious acidity. Drink now through 2022.
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.
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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