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Zenato Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2011 Wine Review

Zenato Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2011

Zenato Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2011

Italy

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Zenato

Agent: Joseph Cipelli Wines & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Black cherry and savoury meaty notes on this full-bodied and smooth Italian red wine. Pair with meat lovers' pizza.

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This Zenato Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2011 was reviewed on June 5, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Tania Thomas - CSW, WSET ADV rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

From the hills of Veneto, comes this mighty Valpolicella Ripasso. Vinified with 85% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 5% Oseleta grapes “re-passed” after pressing the dried grapes that makes Amarone. The wine undergoes a second fermentation that increases alcohol and imparts more body, tannins and flavour which makes for richer wine, both in colour and bouquet. This is a powerful and intense wine, bursting with aromas and flavours of ripe black cherries, fig jam, raisins and chocolate with a long, lingering vanilla-tinged finish. Fantastic with rich game dishes and winter roasts.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This wine never disappoints! Black plums, cherry, cooked cranberry, and baking spices (cloves) dominate the nose and flavours. Lush and velvety smooth textures on palate with a well integrated acidity and a long ripe berry (and a touch of bitter chocolate) finish. This lovely full bodied wine pairs well with anything from pizza to the cottage camp fire. Tasted 08-Jun-15.
Fun fact: Ever wonder why Zenato call their ripasso a "Ripassa"? Think back roughly three decades ago when ripassos were starting to pick up in Veneto. The very well-respected Zenato family were one of the first producers to boost the tradition of ripasso wines and for that, they had to be recognized!
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A fragrant nose of ripe cherries, dark raisins, stewed fruit, vanilla and oak. The layered palate shows ripe cherries, dark raisins, vanilla, baking spices and oak. Dry, rich and full-bodied with a long dark fruit finish.

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