Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore 2019, Zenato
Azienda Zenato, Peschiera del Garda, Verona, Veneto
A Ripasso wine shares many of the characteristics of Amarone. As soon as the fermentation is completed of the dried grapes for the Amarone, selected lots of Valpolicella are then 're-passed' on the Amarone lees, thus initiating a second fermentation which increases slightly the alcoholic content and gives the wine deeper colour, increased extract, and more complex aromas.
After 6 months' bottle-ageing, the result is a rounded, velvet-textured wine with rich, complex aromas of berries and an impressively lengthy finish that seems to linger forever.
The Azienda Zenato is owned by the Zenato family. Sergio Zenato founded it in 1960, motivated by his passion for wine and by the devotion to quality he had learned from his father Silvino.
Sergio Zenato pours into the making of his wines his energy and his talent, animated by an absolute passion for quality and by the determination to constantly eclipse past results. He has poured his efforts into the land as well, experimenting with new vineyard plantings. The crafting of his wines becomes a kind of ritual, which he celebrates together with his two children, Alberto and Nadia.
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