Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2019 750ml

SKU: N015375 ISBN: 098709436046

Excellent companion to game dishes, grilled meat and roasts, salami and aged cheeses. It’s medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and juicy cherries. _read more

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Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto


Appellation: Valpolicella

Variety: Red Blend

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml


This wine is closely connected to the greatest wine of Valpolicella: Amarone. After pressing the dried grapes from which Amarone is made, the Valpolicella wine is passed over the still warm marc of Amarone.

A second alcoholic fermentation begins which increases the alcoholic content and the wine becomes richer in color, bouquet.

Excellent companion to game dishes, grilled meat and roasts, salami and aged cheeses.

Eric Guido writes:  The 2019 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Ripassa is dark and brooding in the glass with rich plum and mocha complicated by crushed ashen stone. This is surprisingly juicy and energetic within, blending sour cherry with notes of sage and black olive over a core of brisk acidity. The 2019 leaves the cheeks puckered while finishing full of tension and spicy as a balsamic flourish slowly tapers off.  Drinking 2023 - 2027  - Vinous 91

James Suckling writes:  A lovely mix of red berries, bright orange peel and spicy cedar on the nose, following through to a full, round and silky palate with very fine tannins that are well integrated into the texture. Lots of flavor and good length. Hard not to settle down to a glass or two of this. Sustainable. Drink now.  - James Suckling 93

Alison Napjus writes:  An elegant red, medium-bodied and fresh, with light, fine tannins framing a juicy range of sun-dried cherry and cranberry fruit, red licorice, eucalyptus and spiced orange peel notes that linger on the finish. Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone. Drink now through 2029.  Wine Spectator 91

Monica Larner writes:  The Zenato 2018 Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Ripassa shows plummy fruit, dark cherry and sweet spice over a rich, full-bodied mouthfeel. The wine is sweet and spreads broadly over the palate with soft tannins and some evident sweetness. This is an informal wine to pair with grilled meats or spicy sausage.  - Robert Parker Wine Advocate