Zenato Corvina Blend Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2007

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Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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On the nose, I found rich black cherry, a bit of florist shop and undergrowth. On the palate, I found more cherry with dark chocolate and bitters. ... Read more

At a local northern Italian restaurant. Dark purplish red in the glass. The nose is of cherry candy and old oak, like grandma's furniture. The bott... Read more

Try the Amarone from Marion ... it is utterly delicious !!! Read more

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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549157,813
3.00 5
10/16/2010

On the nose, I found rich black cherry, a bit of florist shop and undergrowth. On the palate, I found more cherry with dark chocolate and bitters. The finish was vibrant and fresh with sour cherry fruit.


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549157,813
2.50 5
02/14/2010

At a local northern Italian restaurant. Dark purplish red in the glass. The nose is of cherry candy and old oak, like grandma's furniture. The bottle was served too warm and was chunky and cloying in the mouth, but as the temp came down to room temperature it became much more enjoyable, showing a full body and a mouth full of ripe black cherry fruit. The finish was dark chocolate and sour berries leading to a refreshed palate. I'd love to try this wine from a well stored stock.


0.00 5
09/13/2012

Try the Amarone from Marion ... it is utterly delicious !!!


Snooth User: The Winestation
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5.00 5
05/17/2012

The Zenato family have a long tradition in the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy. Their cellars are situated in San Benedetto di Lugana on Lake Garda. Sergio Zenato is a master wine blender and is driven by his passion for quality. The Zenato Amraon is a made from a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese grapes from the Valpolicella Classico zone, in the communes of Sant’Ambrogio, Negrar, Pedemonte, Fumane, San Pietro in Cariano and Marano. After being picked into small, 2.5 kg trays, the grapes are cleaned and placed on drying mats for 4 months in dry, well-ventilated rooms. In January they are finally crushed, then very slowly fermented on the skins for 21 days; the wine goes into 300-litre French barrels and Slavonian oak barrels for maturation. The wine is aged for 30 months before bottling. Considered to be the king of the Veronese wines, this is a generous and pleasing award winning wine. It has a ruby red colour with deep, ethereal bouquet of tobacco and chocolate and smoky, dried fruit aromas. A rich, lingering and spicy palate with strong yet smooth and supple tannins. We currently sell Amarone Zenato for £35.49 http://thewinestation.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1031


Snooth User: Joeri A
81309449
0.50 5
04/05/2011

The Bardolino Zenato 2009 is a rubyred wine, transparant and reflecting nicely. the nose is powerful and open but starts fading rapidly in the glass. The character is fruity with some grenadine. In the mouth there is a lot less fruit, the acids are quite strong. The wine is low in tanins and has a lot of alcohol. There is a toch of bitter in the finish and the alcohol is disturbing (although only 12%). To be served with veal 'a la griglia'. Not impressive.


Snooth User: dspbob
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2.50 5
12/27/2010

Agreed with last reviewer on the nose of ripe, black cheery candy and some cedar hint. Mid palette flavor is flat to slight sourness/dryness, that lingers briefly. It is worth may be 10-15 dolalrs the most. Definitely not over $20. This Ripassa taste like it is going down quick.


External Reviews for Zenato Corvina Blend Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa

External Review
05/18/2011

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 7-8 years.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/22/2010

Tiefes, dichtes, schon fast schwarzes Kirschrot. Frisches, fruchtiges Bouquet von reifen Kirschen, Gewürzen, Blumen und ein Hauch Walnüssen. Im Gaumen enorm dicht und füllig. Unglaublich runder, samtiger Wein mit reichen, komplexen Beerenaromen und einem beeindruckend langen - schier unendlichen - Abgang.


External Review
02/20/2011

The estate's 2007 Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a joyous red bursting with perfumed red fruit and sweet spices. This fresh, vibrant Valpolicella is best enjoyed on the young side. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Veneto in Italy. 2007 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 750ml


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
05/18/2011

The bigger-styled 1999 Valpolicella Classico Ripasso was made by passing Valpolicella must over the Amarone'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 Rhône 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 7-8 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 %<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 %<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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