2010 Amarone della Valpolicella from top producer Zenato. This Amarone from the Classical area of Valpolicella is a complex, elegant and velvety wine with great structure. A wine to be enjoyed in good company.
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|Grapes||80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta e Croatina|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Pairs with||Enjoy this wine on its own before or after the meal, or with roasted meat, grilled meat, game and mature cheeses. Serve at 18 C.|
The grapes for the Zenato Amarone are produced at the Costalunga Estate, in the Classical area of Valpolicella. The vineyard is located in Sant’Ambrogio della Valpolicella a hilly zone, with an exposure to South-East and South-West with an altitude of 300-350 metres.
In the harvest, the grapes are manually picked and carefully selected - the healthiest ripest fruit is placed in cases in a well-ventilated room to raisin for 3-4 months. After this period the grapes are pressed, left on the skins for 15-20 days at controlled temperature and fermented. The wine is aged in oak casks for a minimum period of 36 months. After this the grapes have become an Amarone of undoubted quality with great complexity that gets better with age.
Colour: Red, becoming garnet red with ageing.
Bouquet: Elegant and spicy with hints of cherry, Marasca cherry, dry fruit and prunes
Taste: Rounded, velvety, enveloping and soft
Longevity 20-25 years