Ripassa Zenato

James Suckling 93 points

Sommelier Wine Awards – Gold

Ripassa Zenato is a powerful wine with sweet fruit initially, balanced by more savoury mid palate flavours and a long finish. It’s very smooth, and like all good Italian wines is superb with food. This one from Zenato is often referred to as “baby Amarone” and is certainly better than many co-operative produced or supermarket listed Amarones out there. While Zenato are very highly regarded for all their wines, particularly their Amarones, they are the undisputed Ripassa champions with this wine.

Regrettably we’ve had to pass on significant supplier increases as Italy is struggling with excessive energy prices affecting both production and transport.


SKU 1374

James Suckling 93 points

Sommelier Wine Awards - Gold

Ripassa Zenato (correctly titled Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa DOC) is one of my very favourite wines, and has been consistently excellent every vintage I can remember. Beautiful wine - one of Italy's best kept secrets.

It's made from Zenato's superb Valpolicella Classico wine which is repassed over the Amarone pommace where it undergoes a secondary fermentation. This gives it more flavour, colour and alcohol, and increases body and mouth feel from the extra tannin from the skins.

This is a great wine to enjoy with food. It's certainly big enough for steak or roast beef but we've also enjoyed it at Christmas where it's a perfect partner to turkey, and even chicken for those of you who prefer a red wine.

Location :
Veneto, Italy
Winery :
Winery Status :
Large quality family winery
Winemaker :
Alberto Zenato
Annual Production :
Grapes :
Corvina, Oseleta, Rondinella
Product Awards :
James Suckling 93 Points, Sommelier Wine Awards - Gold.
Gold Medals :
Style :
Big, powerful, sweet tannins
Bottle Size :
Free Sulphur :
Percentage Score :
Sulphite Level :
Medium Low
Johns Rating :
red wine glass


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