Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, Marogne, Zeni 2017

IR00617

Ripasso is fermented on the lees of Amarone and so gives this wine a rich, concentrated flavour of black cherries and blackberries together with a mellow smoothness.

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Producer Zeni
Type Red
ABV 14.0%
Bottle Size 75 cl
Country Italy
Region Italy
Area Veneto & NE Italy
Sub Area Valpolicella
Style Full-bodied
Vintage 2017
Major Grape Corvina
Grapes 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
Drinking Guide Drink or Keep
Food Match Pasta, Bolognese
Press Reviews

This smoky, savoury, dark chocolate and currant ripasso is a triumph.
Jane MacQuitty, The Times, 1st February 2020

Concentrated, cherry-edged class from a delightful family producer.
Liz Sagues, Ham & High Magazine, 5th December 2019

Rounded but structured with cherryish fruit and smooth, nutty concentration. An appealing, Christmassy bottle, but that doesn’t mean you need to drink it this Christmas. You could easily keep it two or three years. 14%
Joanna Simon, Platinum Magazine, 4th December 2019

Established in 1870, near Lake Garda just above Bardolino. Fausto, Elena and Federica Zeni supplement their own production with bought-in grapes from growers on long-term contracts. They now manage 25 hectares of vineyards and export over 80% of their production. Bright red! Round and approachable with enough savour as opposed to being too sweet. Rather charming. I’d love this with some prosciutto. 14%. 16/20
Jancis Robinson, www.jancisrobinson.com, 1st November 2019

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Overall the results are very good in 2018, though a warm wet early summer led to disease pressures in many parts of the country. The North East, home to Prosecco amongst others did particularly well; so too did Tuscany and Piedmont but yields are a little down in some estates. 2017 saw a small crop of excellent wines; spring frosts and a later heatwave nicknamed ‘Lucifer’ reduced yields but you’ll find good results on the whole with excellent results in Piedmont. Yields were down in 2016 but quality is high, Piedmont and Tuscany at least as good as 2015. 2015 is generally an excellent vintage across Italy, perhaps reds having the edge over whites. A year that necessitated a lot of work in the vineyards due to the rains, 2014 has produced some surprisingly good results with elegant fresh wines across the country. The long, cool growing season of 2013 produced aromatic, well-balanced wines, whilst 2012 showed particularly well in Tuscany and in sheltered sites in Piedmont. A warm growing season in 2011 gave powerful wines with ripe tannins in contrast to the cooler season of 2010 which gave fresher wines for mid-term drinking. 2009 was another warm year with higher alcohol, ripe tannins and good aromatics.

This smoky, savoury, dark chocolate and currant ripasso is a triumph.
Jane MacQuitty, The Times, 1st February 2020

Concentrated, cherry-edged class from a delightful family producer.
Liz Sagues, Ham & High Magazine, 5th December 2019

Rounded but structured with cherryish fruit and smooth, nutty concentration. An appealing, Christmassy bottle, but that doesn’t mean you need to drink it this Christmas. You could easily keep it two or three years. 14%
Joanna Simon, Platinum Magazine, 4th December 2019

Established in 1870, near Lake Garda just above Bardolino. Fausto, Elena and Federica Zeni supplement their own production with bought-in grapes from growers on long-term contracts. They now manage 25 hectares of vineyards and export over 80% of their production. Bright red! Round and approachable with enough savour as opposed to being too sweet. Rather charming. I’d love this with some prosciutto. 14%. 16/20
Jancis Robinson, www.jancisrobinson.com, 1st November 2019

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