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2008 Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore, Veneto, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $27   From: $25   To: $34

Search Rank 865 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 865th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 641st

Score: 91. When to drink: 2014 to 2024
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
92/100   2014 to 2024
91/100    
90/100    
90/100    
89/100 (111 notes from 86 users )    
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2011 Silver
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Price History for 2008 Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore, Veneto, Italy
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Grape Variety: Valpolicella Blend

The Valpolicella Blend is based on three indigenous red-wine grape varieties grown in the Veneto region in Italy’s northeast. Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara are the trio primarily involved in the blend, though it could easily be argued that the production methods are equally as important. The Valpolicella DOC also allows for up to 15% of other red-wine varieties grown in the province of Verona, including Rossignola, < ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Valpolicella Ripasso wine region

    Valpolicella Ripasso is a fruity, complex red wine from the Valpolicella viticultural zone of Veneto, north-eastern Italy. Because Valpolicella's wines generally lean towards the lighter end of the scale, for centuries the local winemakers have employed various techniques to improve the depth and complexity of their cuvees. The passito and ripasso methods have been the most successful: the former is used in the Recioto della Valpolicella and Amarone della Valpolicella, while the latter is used to make Valpolicella Ripasso.

    For a passito wine, the grapes are dried out for weeks or even months prior to fermentation, during which time their natural sugars and flavors become sufficiently con ... more

  • Valpolicella wine region

    Valpolicella is arguably the most famous red wine to come out of the Veneto wine region in north-eastern Italy. This typically mid-bodied, fruit-driven wine is equally enjoyable at room temperature or slightly chilled on a warm summer afternoon. The defining character of a quality Valpolicella is its fragrant, tangy cherry aroma, which has led it to be regarded by many as the Italian answer to ... more

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