Valpolicella Superiore 'Ripassa' Zenato 2016

Full-bodied red wine with intense scents of ripe red fruit and spices, smooth, velvety and juicy, aged for 18 months in oak barrels

14.50 € 16.50 € - 12% Immediately available

Characteristics

Designation
Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
Grape Types
Corvina 85%, Rondinella 10%, Oseleta 5%
Region
Alcohol content
14.0%
Bottle Size
75 cl Bottle
Vinification
Fermentation in steel tanks for 10-12 days and "ripasso" on the Amarone pomace for 7-8 days
Aging
18 months in tonneaux and 6 in bottle

Awards

James Suckling
2015
94 / 100
Robert Parker
2015
91 / 100
Vitae AIS
2015
Gambero Rosso
2015
2 / 3
Veronelli
2014
89 / 100

To drink it at its best

Service temp.
18°-20°C
Opening
To enjoy it at its best, we recommend you to let the wine 'breathe' at least 15-30 minutes before serving
Glass
Large goblet
Large goblet

Perfect for red wines with good structure and intensity, which need oxygenation to open up and develop their intense and complex aromas

When to drink

When to drink

Evolving

Wine good to drink now, but that can have a beautiful evolution after resting for a while in your cellar

You can easily leave it in your cellar for 4-5 years

sommelier's description

The technique of ripasso is to make the best wines referment on the skins of Valpolicella Amarone. This wine, that until recently was not widely known, has become very popular and requested. Compared with a Valpolicella Classico, it acquires structure, softness, strength, and perfumes, resulting in a beautiful wine, that with its body can challenge the most spicy dishes of Indian cuisine and accompany red meat dishes. "Ripassa" (come again) is a very appropriate name, because this is a wine that you will never stop drinking ... signed and guaranteed by Zenato.

Colour Intense ruby red

Scent Intense, rich and elegant, with notes of wild berries in jam, wild spices, cocoa and balsamic herbs

Taste Structured, full-bodied, smooth, warm and velvety, with intense hints of red fruits and sweet spices

producer: Zenato

Main Wines
Amarone, Valpolicella, Lugana
Foundation Year
1960
Hectares of Vines
95
Owned grapes
100%
Year production
2.000.000 bt
Oenologist
Sergio Zenato
Address
Zenato, Via dell'Artigiano, 16 - 37019 Peschiera del Garda (VR)

Perfect food pairing

  • Red Meat Stew Red Meat Stew
  • Ham and salami Ham and salami
  • Roasted and Grilled Meat Roasted and Grilled Meat
  • Aged Cheese Aged Cheese