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Zenato Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2011

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Tania Thomas 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 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 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.

Natalie's Review

Zenato Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2011, Italy: Black cherry and savoury meaty notes on this full-bodied and smooth Italian red wine. Pair with meat lovers' pizza. Drink: 2013-2017. 479766 14% D 750 mL  $25.95 Score: 88/100. June 5, 2015 Magnificent Meat Pizza Wine  Full Review




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