About This Wine...
Founded by Sergio Zenato in 1960, the Azienda is now in the hands of his children, Alberto and Nadia. The largest vineyard holdings are in Lugana where they were responsible for the rebirth of the region. They also have significant properties in Valpolicella where they produce a range of charming, approachable wines. Ripassa is the flagship wine but all the wines offer genuine good value. In 2012 Custoza and Bardolino were added to the range: both wonderfully fruity, fresh wines and was followed by the Pinot Grigio which is enjoying great success.
Awards & Reviews
- 2012 vintage 92 pts Tomás Clancy, The Sunday Business Post, June 2017 ‘Savoury, cherry and plum darkness over dark chocolate tones and steely tannins.’ Full piece here (paywall).
- 2010 Vintage 92 pts Tomás Clancy, The Sunday Business Post, October 2015. ‘The Zenato family have……… embraced the Oselata grape and the deep, savoury, adult wine of immense, concealed, slow release power it creates. A meditative wine with which to contemplate the long winter’
- 2011 Vintage 93 pts Tomás Clancy, Sunday Business Post, April 2016