Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore

As soon as the dried grapes for the winery’s Amarone have completed fermentation, a top selection of Valpolicella grapes “passes over” (ripassa) the Amarone pomace, thus resulting in a second brief fermentation.

This helps to obtain higher alcohol content, deeper color, and rich flavor and aroma. Af-ter aging in French tonneaux for 18-20 months, the wine is cellared for another 6 months in bottle before release.

The process makes for a refined and concentrated wine, extremely smooth and vel-vety, with vibrant red fruit aromas.

On the palate, it delivers fruity notes and elegant tannin with hints of chocolate and spice. Ripassa has played a highly important role in the Zenato winery’s evolution over the years.

Vintage
Awards

Vintage / Awards

  • Wine Spectator 2019
    90 points

    Mundus Vini 2019
    Silver medal

    Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
    89 points / Bronze medal

    SWA 2019
    Commended

    James Suckling 2018
    94 points

    Decanter Asia Wine Awards
    90 points / Silver medal

    5 Star Wines
    91 points

    Robert Parker
    91 points

    Top 100 Guida ai Vini di Verona

    Falstaff
    90 points

  • Mundus Vini Estate 2018
    Gold medal

    Mundus Vini 2018
    Silver medal

    Verona Wine Top 2018

    Falstaff 2018
    92 points

  • China Wine and Spirits Awards
    Gold medal

    Wine Spectator
    90 points

  • China Wine and Spirits Awards
    Bronze medal

    SWA 2016
    Gold medal

    Decanter
    Bronze medal

    International Wine & Spirit Competition
    Bronze medal

    Decanter Asia Wine Awards
    Silver medal

    James Suckling
    93 points

  • Mundus Vini
    Silver medal

    International Wine Challenge
    Silver medal

    Decanter Worls Wine Awards
    Bronze medal

    I Vini di Veronelli 2016
    3 stars

    Wine Spectator
    90 points

  • Vinous
    92 points

    The Wine Advocate
    89 points

    Wine Enthusiast
    89 points

  • Tasted Mag
    89 points

    Wine & Spirits
    91 points

    Sommelier Wine Awards
    Silver medal

    Decanter World Wine Awards
    Bronze medal

    International World Challenge
    Silver medal

    James Suckling
    92 points

    Wine Enthusiast
    90 points

  • Sommelier Wine Awards
    Silver medal

    Wine Spectator
    90 points

    Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    Silver medal

    Sélections mondiales des vins
    Silver medal

    The Wine Advocate
    92 points

    Wine Enthusiast
    90 points

  • Wine Spectator
    92 punti / Top 100 Wine Spectator al 48° posto

    Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    Silver medal

    International Wine & Spirit Competition
    Silver medal

    The Wine Advocate
    90 points

  • Verona Wine Top 2009

    Robert Parker
    93 points

    Decanter Recommended
    3 stars

    The Wine Advocate
    93 points

    James Suckling
    92 points

  • Enogea
    89 points

    Wine Spectator
    88 points

    V° Edizione Concorso enologico organizzato dalla Camera di Commercio di Verona
    Diploma di merito

    Wine Spectator
    88 points

    International Wine & Spirit Competition
    Silver best in class

    International Wine Challenge
    Gold medal

  • Concorso Enologico Internazionale
    Gold medal

    London International Wine Challenge
    Bronze medal

    Trophée Prestige Les Citadelles du Vin, Bordeaux

    The Wine Advocate
    91 points

  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006
    Silver medal

    Wine Spectator
    87 points

    Wine Enthusiast
    89 points

    The Wine Advocate
    90 points

  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    Gold medal

    Sélections mondiales des vins 2004, Montreal

    Les Vins Médaillés du Concours de Bruxelles
    Gold medal

    Duemilavini 2005
    4 clusters

    Le Guide de l'Espresso Vini d'Italia 2005
    16,5 points

    The Wine Advocate
    90 points

  • Le Guide de l'Espresso Vini d'Italia 2004
    17 points

    I Vini di Veronelli 2004

    Oscar Douja d'Or 2003

    Wine Magazine 2003
    92 points

    Vinibuoni d'Italia 2004
    3 stars

  • Duemilavini 2003
    3 clusters

    Wine Enthusiast
    91 points

    L'Italia di Veronelli Guida d'Oro 2003
    2 stars

    The Wine Advocate
    88 points

    International Wine & Spirit Competition
    Silver winner in 2002

    Sélections mondiales 2002
    Gold medal

    Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    Silver medal

    Große Internationale Weinpreis Mundus Vini
    Silver medal

    InterVin International Awards for Wine Achievement
    Gold medal

    Vinitaly 2002
    Gran Menzione vini tranquilli gruppo 3

  • Guida ai vini d'Italia 2002
    2 bicchieri

    Wine Spectator
    87 points

    Große Internationale Weinpreis Mundus Vini
    Gold medal

    8° Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
    Silver medal

    InterVin International Wine Competition 2001

    Duemilavini 2002
    3 clusters

  • Duemilavini 2002
    3 clusters

    Vinalies Internationales 1000 Vins du Monde
    Vinalies d'argent

    I Vini di Veronelli Guida d'Oro 2001
    2 stars

    Wine Spectator
    88 points

    Vinalies Internationales
    Gold medal / 88 points

    Guida Vini d'Italia 2001
    2 bicchieri

    34° Vinitaly 2000
    Diploma di Gran medaglia d'oro

    The Wine Advocate
    90 points

  • Vinalies Internationales Paris
    Vinalies d'argent