Zenato – Amarone

R810.00

Iconic wine from the Valpolicella area in Veneto. After being picked into small, 2.5 kg trays, the grapes are cleaned and placed on drying mats for 4 months in dry, well-ventilated rooms. In January they are finally crushed, then very slowly fermented on the skins; the wine goes into 300-litre French barrels and Slavonian oak barrels for maturation, followed by a year’s ageing in bottle before release. A wine of superb richness and majestic flavours. The exceptional balance of all its components makes it ideal for lengthy cellaring

6 in stock

Product Size: 750 ml
SKU: ZEN/AMAR/16 Categories: , ,

Description

Iconic wine from the Valpolicella area in Veneto. After being picked into small, 2.5 kg trays, the grapes are cleaned and placed on drying mats for 4 months in dry, well-ventilated rooms. In January they are finally crushed, then very slowly fermented on the skins; the wine goes into 300-litre French barrels and Slavonian oak barrels for maturation, followed by a year’s ageing in bottle before release. A wine of superb richness and majestic flavours. The exceptional balance of all its components makes it ideal for lengthy cellaring

Additional information

Wine Region

Veneto

Wine Estate

Zenato

Wine Cultivar

Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella

Vintage

2016

Food Pairing

Bobotie – Spicy Cape Malay, Cheese – Hard Matured (24+month Parmigiano and similar), Dark Chocolate, Game Meat, Lamb Stew / Poitjie

Size

750 ml

Wine Style

Full-bodied, Rich, Structured

Suggested for

Cellaring / Collecting, Classic Wines, Friendly Evening, Gift Idea

VARIETY: Friulano
YIELD/HECTARE: 60 quintals
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September
VINEYARD PRACTICES: Manual
FERMENTATION VATS: Classic stainless steel fermenters
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 15°C-18°C
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 13.5% vol.
LENGTH OF FERMENTATION: 15 – 20 days
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: None
MATURATION METHOD: stainless steel
LENGTH OF MATURATION: 6 months in stainless steel