Other Reds

Zenato Ripassa

Dry Red Table Wine

750 ML


Product Description

Zenato gives the name Ripassa to this wine, which shares many of the characteristics of our Amarone. As soon as the fermentation is completed of the dried grapes for the Amarone, selected lots of Valpolicella are then re-passed on the Amarone pomace, thus initiating a second fermentation which increases slightly the alcoholic content and gives the wine deeper colour, increased extract, and more complex aromas. After 6 months bottle-ageing, the result is a rounded, velvet-textured wine with rich, complex aromas of berries and an impressively lengthy finish that seems to linger forever. Ripassa represents one of the most important milestones in Zenatos winemaking evolution.


Varietal: Dry Red Table Wine

Region: Valpolicella

Region Description:

This important red-wine region in Veneto ranks just after Chianti for Italy's total DOC red-wine production. The wine is made primarily from Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara grapes, although four other varieties can comprise up to 15 percent of the blend. Valpolicella's standard DOC wines are rather light and very fragrant and fruity. Those labeled superiore have a higher minimum alcohol content and are aged for a minimum of 1 year. The best wines are generally those labeled classico, which indicates that they come from the steeply terraced vineyards of the inner classico zone.