2017 Zenato Ripassa, Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC Italian Red Wine

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 colour, and rich flavour 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.

Producer: Zenato

Vintage: 2017

Name: Ripassa

Appellation: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

Designation: DOC

Varietal: Corvina, Rondinella and Oselata

Region: Veneto

Province: Verona

Volume (mL): 750

Bottles Per Box: 6 Bottles

Vintage listed and/or pictured may vary from supplied item

$62.00