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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Zenato

Style

Red

Region

VenetoItaly

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) "A blend of 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 10% Sangiovese. After the harvest in late September to October, the grapes are carefully selected and the healthiest, ripest fruit is placed in a well-ventilated room to raisin until January. They are then pressed, left on the skins for 21 days and fermented into the delicious wine that is Amarone. Refined in tank for three months and aged in barrels for 24 months before bottling, this wine spends a minimum of 6 months in bottle before it is released on...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/26/2014
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2007 Vintage) "Light tannins add subtle grip to this supple Amarone, framing flavors of sticky, sun-dried date, black cherry, and crushed black raspberry, with aromatic hints of sweet smoke, loose tea leaf and lots of ground spice. The finish is long and refined. Drink now through 2030. 1,250 cases imported." –AN
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) I tasted two Amarones from Zenato. Both were outstanding, but I had a slight preference for the 1998 Amarone over the more expensive 1997 Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato. The former has more fruit. Aged three months in stainless steel and nearly 30 months in a combination of small barrels and larger foudres, it was reminiscent of a French southern Rhocirc;ne. Dense ruby/purple-colored with a big, spicy, peppery nose revealing hints of truffles, dried black cherries, and melted asphalt, this full-bodied, muscular, chewy Amarone possesses well integrated acidity as well as ripe tannin. This pedal to the metal wine cuts a large swath across the palate. It is capable of lasting, possibly improving, for a decade.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 144 on Dec-02