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Zenato 2017 Ripassa Valpolicella Classico Superiore

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Score: 93JS
Varietal: Red Other
Vintage: 2017
Blend: 85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Rondinella, 5% Corvinone
Orgin: Italy
Winemaking
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. After 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 velvety, 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.

93 Points James Suckling – “Very focused aromas and flavors of crushed blackcurrants with hints of spice, dried flowers and ash. Intense core of fruit on the medium to full palate with almost a red-licorice coating to the fine, firm tannins. Long finish with persistent fruit. Very sturdy. Always an outstanding bottle. Drink or hold.”

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