Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore
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.
On the palate, it delivers fruity notes and elegant tannin with hints of chocolate and spice. Ripassa has played a highly important role in the Zenato winery’s evolution over the years.
Color deep ruby red
Bouquet intense, elegant and persistent with hints of black cherry and plum.
Taste harmonious and velvety, with a good structure
Serving temperature at 18°C
Food Pairing grilled meat and roasts, salami and aged cheeses
|Grapes||85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Rondinella, 5% Corvinone|