Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Zenato Ripassa Volpolicella 2005 wine review by (PB)

First--Ripasso is a Valpolicella wine created by fermenting wine and then refermenting the wine with the unpressed but drained skins and lees left over from making Amarone. Ripasso is made by a number of producers, often using their own variations of this basic method.This wine has a heavily pigmented hue like a Syrah with a deep black cherry presence.

Bouquet is brimming with ripe rich berries and light spice.

Palate--rich tannins with steel and minerals, forthright, juicy, fruit and very tasty.

This wine is voluptuous, velevty and plush; a pure wine. A bit pricey around $22 but well worth it! Raise a glass!


Dirty said...

I like this wine a lot. It is a good crowd pleaser and a nice alternative pizza wine.

The over $20 price, doesn't make it an instant grab, but I seem to consume 4 or 5 of these a year.

Bill Eyer said...

Boy I had this same wine in class last night,(wine fundamentals 2) Ripassa 2005 Valpollicella. A deep ruby-red in color with a complex nose of dried red fruit and licorice a full bodied wine with a long persistent finish, in a word yum. $22.99 each. A little pricey but so worth it. This is the Ripassa I have had in many moons.. get them while they last.