Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2004

Red Wine from Veneto, Italy

Item No. 90145
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Sangiovese

One of Italy's most uniquely delicious wines made by the special ripasso method. One portion of the harvested grapes are set aside to dry for 3-4 months in order to make another wine called Amarone. The remaining portion of grapes is crushed and vinified right away. This traditional Valpolicella wine is then passed over the pomace of the first portion (post-winemaking skins etc) of the Amarone which triggers a second fermentation, adding great depth, concentration and complexity.

The resulting Ripassa is deep ruby-red in color with a complex nose showing some dried fruit and licorice. Excellent body and texture on the palate with a lingering finish. Recommended with grilled meat dishes, such as rabbit.

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Zenato is a company that possesses a strong link to the richness of its local history and culture, and continues to develop this connection today. The estate is based in a territory that surrounds Lake Garda, an area with an extraordinary microclimate that allows for an optimal growing season. The Zenato family is passionate in their dedication, vigorous research and innovation....

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(vey-NEH-toe) Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...

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