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167 Ratings
Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Wine Details

Vineyard

Zenato

Style

Red

Region

VenetoItaly

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) Displays crushed currant and grilled meat character. Full- to medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a tight, tasty mineral finish. Big and juicy, with lots of jammy fruit.

(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 & Spirits
    (2006 Vintage) This '90 only confirms the remarkable quality of the amarone vintage (both for growing and drying of the grapes). And it also demonstrates another important attribute of '90 amarone: the convergence of the dynamic and potent traditional style with accessibility. That's not to say the massive, raisined fruitiness of this wine is ready to drink. Rather that its lively, gregarious appeal reaches beyond a rarefied cult following. There's plenty of freshness here for long bottle age, which will bring the scale of the wine and its detail into sharper focus.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/26/2014
  • 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
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/07/2013