Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 750ml - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso 2018 750ml
SKU: 51629

Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella
Brand Zenato
Alcohol/vol 14%
As soon as the dried grapes for the winery's Amarone have completed fermentation, a top selection of Valpolicella grapes "passes over" (ripassa) the Amarone pomace, thus resulting in a second brief fermentation. This helps to obtain higher alcohol content, deeper color, and rich flavor and aroma. Af-ter aging in French tonneaux for 18-20 months, the wine is cellared for another 6 months in bottle before release. The process makes for a refined and concentrated wine, extremely smooth and vel-vety, with vibrant red fruit aromas. Deep ruby-red in color, this wine shows intense aromas of blackberries and black currants underscored by aromas of spice pepper, and a hint of leather. On the palate, it is smooth and viscous with well-balanced acidity and alcohol.
James Suckling
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A rather deep nose, with a mineral twist jumping out from the black chocolate and tarry blackberries. Quite juicy on the medium-to full-bodied palate, rounded by firm and resolved tannins. Attractive freshness to the dark-berry fruit in the finish.

Wine Enthusiast
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This wine is a touch reserved on the nose, so give it a decant. Once you do, aromas of macerated black cherries, blackberry jam and dried flowers will leap out of the glass. The palate is full in body with dark fruit flavors highlighting the generous nature of this wine that finishes with a kiss of acidity.

Wine Spectator
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Enticing smoke and spice notes on the nose underscore flavors of baked blackberry, cured tobacco, bacon fat and rich earth in this sculpted red. Packs a rich profile on a medium- to full-bodied frame, yet this is well-balanced and poised, thanks to fresh acidity, a minerally underpinning and fine-grained tannins. Corvina, Rondinella and Corvinone. Best from 2023.

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