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Zenato Corvina Blend Valpolicella Ripassa 2009
After fermentation the wine is put into barrels previously used for Recioto and Amarone and undergoes a slight re-fermentation that increases both the alcohol and body. Ripassa is deep ruby-red in color with a complex nose of dried fruit and licorice. The wine has excellent depth of fruit and is well structured, lingering on the palate.[80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, and 10% Sangiovese]
Ripassa 2007 DOC, "Superiore" is not worth the money. Nice nose, no mid palette. Becareful, see my notes in 2007 Rippasa Zenato superiore.
I adore this wine and its notes of currants, blueberries and toasted oak. Great balance and pleasant structure. Try with veal.
Bursting with berry flavors. Rich plum and dry. Great tanins. Well structured.
Always killer. Super juicy on the frontend, fading into a nice, dry finish. Rich strawberry. It has rocked it with pasta just as easily as it rocked it with Batali pizza. Most recently had the '04.
Sarjassamme pehmeitä perjantaiviinejä. Vaikkakin nautittu jo torstaina. Erinomainen vuohenjuustosalaatin kera.
Rich, full body bursting with blackberry and raspberry fruit flavors, smooth texture.
External Reviews for Zenato Corvina Blend Valpolicella Ripassa
91 POINTS - Wine Spectator - 90 POINTS - Robert Parker - Soft and elegant on the palate with smooth tannins, with has a good alcohol content and a long finish.The Zenato family estates lie on the shores of Lake garda and they continue to produce high quality wines which have gathered a plethera of outstanding awardsThe grapes for this wine are taken from the Costalunga Estate, owned by the Zenato family in Sant Ambrogio. The vineyards are situated on hills 300 metres above sea level. A distinguishing character of this area is the soil which is cretaceous morenic (made up of small stones). It is from here that this wine s name originates, Cresasso . Grapes: 100% Corvina VeroneseRegion: Italy / Veneto / Costalunga Estate, Sant AmbrogioMaker: Alberto ZenatoNotes: Ruby red in colour thanks to the fully mature Corvina and Rondinella grapes. Cresasso has a distinct cherry nose, typical of the Corvina grape, with hints of red fruit and blackberry, moving on to more sublte sensations of stewed plums and jam. Soft and elegant on the palate with smooth tannins, with has a good alcohol content and a long finish.Serve: At 16-18c it as a fine match for all tasty and rich recipes. Ideal with grilled meats, roasts, game, sausages and salami. Delightful with ripe cheeses.ABV: 14%
Deep ruby-red colour, with an intense, persistent bouquet. It is a full bodied, harmonic and velvety smooth.The Zenato family estates lie on the shores of Lake garda and they continue to produce high quality wines which have gathered a plethera of outstanding awardsGrapes: 85% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 5% OseletaRegion: Italy / Veneto / San BenedettoMaker: Alberto ZenatoNotes: Ripassa has a deep ruby-red colour, with an intense, persistent bouquet. It is a full bodied, harmonic and velvety smooth.Serve: At 16-18c with game dishes, grilled meat and roasts, salami and aged cheeses.ABV: 13.5%
A light, easy drinking wine, full of character and fruit.The Zenato family estates lie on the shores of Lake garda and they continue to produce high quality wines which have gathered a plethera of outstanding awardsGrapes: 65% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% SangioveseRegion: Italy / Veneto / San BenedettoMaker: Alberto ZenatoNotes: A light, easy drinking wine, full of character and fruit.Serve: At 16-18c it is ideally served with grilled steak, mushroom risotto, spaghetti with meatballs or grilled venison chops.ABV: 12%
Brillantes Granatrot. Zartes Bouquet von Kirschen, Schokolade, Gewürzen, Blumen und Nüssen. Im Gaumen spürbar tanninhaltig, dicht, füllig und weich; langer, anhaltender Abgang.
Ripassa represents one of the most important milestones in Zenato's history. The wine offers rich aromas of blackberry jam, currant, chocolate, coffee and tar that linger on the palate and are sustained by a round and structured body.