Drink 2010 Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso

2010 Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso


Relevant Links:
Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore
2010 Zenato Ripassa (CellarTracker.com)
Valpolicella (Wikipedia.org)

20150331:
The waiter (at Cucina Alessa) brings an opened bottle of the wine to taste. Giving it a taste, I approve and we order a bottle of Zenato, Valpolicella Ripassa, Veneto 2010.


Menu Description:
Zenato, Valpolicella Ripassa, Veneto 2010 55
Dried fruit and licorice flavors blend with aromas of cherry and exotic spices.

The wine has a nice deep smell. It also has a nice smooth taste.


An employee (perhaps a manager) comes by and changes the glass, saying the wine will taste better in the new glass. Josh thought it was a bit lighter, and less rich. I thought it gained a sour tinge.

In any case, I love the deep smell, like maybe berries. It tastes smooth and delicious.


Yeah, a little strong finish which is nice variety to the taste.

The label states that the wine has a 14% ABV. 7:15PM PT

Taking the last sip, I find the wine has a sweet smell, sour taste, and tastes good. 8:40PM PT


Website Information:
Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore
This wine is closely connected to the greatest wine of Valpolicella: Amarone. After pressing the dried grapes from which Amarone is made, the Valpolicella wine is passed over the still warm marc of Amarone. A second alcoholic fermentation begins which increases the alcoholic content and the wine becomes richer in colour, bouquet


GRAPE VARIETY

85% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta.

VINIFICATION

The grapes are de-stemmed and macerated in stainless steel fermenters for 10-12 days. Once the alcoholic fermentation is completed, the new wine is separated from the skins by light pressing and conserved in large oak casks of 54 and 75 hectolitres until February; this is the period in which the dried grapes are pressed to produce Amarone. At this point, the Valpolicella is passed over the marc of the Amarone for a period of 7-8 days at a temperature of 25-28°C. The wine is aged for 18 months in 500 lt. oak casks and barrels.

GASTRONOMICAL COMBINATIONS

Excellent companion to game dishes, grilled meat and roasts, salami and aged cheeses.

Website Information: (CellarTracker.com)
Vintage: 2010
Type: Red
Producer: Zenato
Varietal: Corvina Blend
Designation: Ripassa
Vineyard: n/a
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
SubRegion: Valpolicella
Appellation: Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore
UPC/EAN Code: 098709436046, 641734000036, 641734000067, 641734000159, 8005631000124

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