£18.85/ 0.75 L btl
What does this wine taste like?
Deep ruby red, on the nose the Ripassa is intense, fine and persistent, with hints of black cherry and plum. On the palate it is harmonious and velvety, of good structure.
Drinking and storing
Excellent companion with game dishes, grilled meats and roast meats, as well as cured meats and aged cheeses.
Ratings and awards
|2015||91 PK||94 SK|
|2013||2 GR||3 VA|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
An absolute stunner!!!
Soft, juicy, sophisticated and luscious! Wild strawberry, earth, mushroom on the palate, medium body, fresh, wow! Loved this with steak and Mediterranean veg, have to get more of this! Fantastic, worth every penny, you won't be disappointed, let it breathe for a couple of hours, improves greatly!
Bold and yet soft ripasso
On the scent there are raisins, plums and a hint of tobacco followed by a taste of cherries and smooth tannins that are quite medium, I think, and this is also surprisingly low on the acidity. Nice long finish seals the deal. Try pairing with beef or even roasted game and of course hard cheeses.
Zenato Ripassa Superiore 2017
Top drawer Ripasso. Wonderful depth to the palette, fruit driven with sour cherry and raspberry to the fore and developing further with coffee/licorice with more time in the glass. Silky smooth texture and very moreish. Yummy
Was introduced to the 2015 by a local restaurant. This is no longer available but the 2017 although not quite as good certainly doesn’t disappoint.
Beest of Valpolicella
Traied in Venice ones, best with mozzarella and prosciutto. Worth the price. You can feel the difference between primitivo and this one.
|Ageing period||26 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|