Zenato Amarone Classico della Valpolicella Riserva Sergio Zenato (750ml)
Zenato is a historic and well respected name in Northern Italy’s Veneto region. Sergio Zenato started the winery in 1960 and today the family tradition in winemaking is carried on by his children Alberto and Nadia. The estate produces a range of white, red and rose wines. Today, Zenato has 95 hectares of vineyards between San Benedetto di Lugana, which provides the ideal conditions for growing Trebbiano di Lugana, and Sant’Ambrogio in Valpolicella, home to the celebrated wine Amarone and Zenato’s top reds, and the renowned grape varieties Corvina, Rondinella, and Oseleta. They are known for consistently producing high quality wines that appeal to a broad range of palates; from the most discerning to the very casual wine consumer.
This is a bold and intense wine on the nose and palate. Layers of mocha, Morello cherries, spices, mint and leather. It offers a velvety and concentrated palate with lots of dried fruit flavours and sweet baking spices coming through. The wine’s plushness is nicely balanced by its chewy structure and it promises to age well for the next 20 years.
The Zenato Riserva Sergio Amarone is a wine of class that is only produced in the best vintages. Corvina grapes, with the addition of some Rondinella and Sangiovese grapes, are selected vine by vine from only the oldest vineyards in the Classico zone of Valpolicella, in Sant’Ambrogio and dried to concentrate their sugars and flavours. Traditional winemaking techniques are employed and the wine then undergoes 4 years of maturation in large Slavonian oak barrels.