Gold for Zenato’s Valpolicella DOC Superiore 2019
Gold for Zenato’s Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore 2018
The international jury from the Mundus Vini International Wine Award awarded in total:
43x Grand Gold, 1685 x Gold and 1294 x a silver medal to the best wines of the MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting.
Italy leads the top 5 winemaking nations, winning a total of 5 Grand Gold, 364 Gold and 364 Silver medals.
2 of these gold medals are for the winery Zenato, for the wines Valpolicella and Ripasso.
Gold for Valpolicella DOC Superiore 2019 from Zenato at the Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2022:
Made from vineyards in Valpolicella, this wine has an impressive lingering finish with rich flavor.
The blend is 85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Rondinella, and 5% Corvinone.
On the nose, it delivers delicate hints of almond and violet.
On the palate, it’s dry and smooth with good structure and wonderfully robust notes of cherry and prune.
Gold for Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore 2018 from Zenato at the Mundus Vini Spring Tasting 2022:
Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso:
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. After 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.