Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore Doc 2008 – Zenato

Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore

Ripassa is the name that Zenato has given to this wine, which is closely related to Amarone.

This wine is closely connected to the greatest wine of Valpolicella: Amarone. After pressing the dried grapes from which Amarone is made, this Valpolicella is passed over the still warm marc of Amarone. A second alcoholic fermentation begins, increasing the alcoholic content and the wine becomes richer in colour, bouquet and body.

Grape variety: 85% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta.

Vinification: the grapes are de-stemmed and macerated in stainless steel fermenters for 10-12 days. Once the alcoholic fermentation is complete, the new wine is separated from the skins by light pressing and conserved in large oak casks of 54 and 75 hectolitres until February; this is the period in which the dried grapes are pressed to produce Amarone. At this point, the Valpolicella is passed over the marc of the Amarone for a period of 7-8 days at a temperature of 25-28 °C.The wine is aged for 18 months in 500 lt. oak casks and barrels.

Colour: deep ruby red.

Bouquet: intense, elegant and persistent.

Palate: harmonious and velvety, with a good structure.

Serving temperature: serve at 18-20 °C.

Gastronomic combinations: excellent companion to game dishes, grilled meat and roasts, salami and aged cheeses.

Price 20 €      Score 91/100       MWCH Glasses         Via
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  1. 2008 Vintage
    SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS silver medal
    WINE SPECTATOR 90 points
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 points


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