Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015
Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015: Soft, supple tannins bringing out the elegant finish
Spilled a glass of Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015 just before writing this review. Ouch! What a way to start off my Friday night of wine tasting and enjoyment.
This is my third bottle of drinking, and it never disappoint. On the looks, it is dark ruby with medium opacity. Legs were noticeable but thin, similar to the Pinor Noir which I wrote previously.
On the first few smells, it led me to my deduction that this is a fruity wine with noticeable fruits such as strawberries, cherries, and black currants. Other earthy notes detected were mainly flowers such as roses and orchids, giving it a pleasant, addictive touch.
On the palate, I could taste mainly strawberries, cherries, berries and plum. Some spices and a tinge of dark chocolate were noticed as well. Other milder notes include leather, fig and raisins. Tannins were soft and supple, giving it an elegant feeling.
Overall, this is a delicious, sweet, red wine that is elegant and feels like it is worth more than it’s price. Being one of the top 1% of wines in the world rated by Vivino, this is a bottle of wine good to drink on its own or when shared with friends.
For starters, do check out / start with the wines from Italy given the immense popularity and slowly expand your breath of knowledge. Drinking wine is a long journey and can only be improved over time.
What other wines do you recommend? Leave a comment below.
Close up shot of this bottle of Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015
Another angle of this delicious bottle.