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This is a full-bodied, rich wine best served with food. It shows the characteristic deep blackberry flavours. It is very well balanced with ripe tannins and cherry and spice on the nose.
Cellaring: Drink now or until 2027
Food Pairing: It is ideal with game, roast meats or simply a chunk of aged parmesan!
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Ripassa is made by passing the Valpolicella wine over the pressed, withered grapes of the Amarone for 7-8 days. This causes a second fermentation to begin, which gives a higher alcohol content and a richer wine style. Sergio Zenato was the first in the 90’s to re-discover this ancient method of wine-making, which was awarded DOC status in 2010.