The Zenato winery possesses a strong link to the richness of its local history and culture, and continues to develop this connection today. The estate is based in a territory that surrounds Lake Garda, with an extraordinary microclimate that allows for an optimal growing season. Cherishing a ‘frank and simple’ approach to life, Zenato is committed to producing affordable wine of exceptional quality.
Ripassa wines are fondly referred to as "baby Amarone" by some. Zenato's baby is bigger and richer than most, with intense flavours of blackberry jam, cocoa, dried fig, espresso, blueberries and raisin. Pair it with risotto with gorgonzola, or grilled meats and grilled vegetables.
93 Points James Suckling... Very focused aromas and flavours of crushed blackcurrants with hints of spice, dried flowers and ash. Intense core of fruit on the medium to full palate with almost a red liquorice coating to the fine, firm tannins. Long finish with persistent fruit. Very sturdy. Always an outstanding bottle. Drink or hold.