Zenato – Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato

R1,565.00

80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta and Croatina
from SE facing hilly area in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella at 300-350 m with limy clay soil rich in rock fragments and vines of average age 20 yrs.
Manual harvest and grading in October. Dried ~4 months in well ventilated lofts.
Pressed in January and slow-fermented for 15-20 days on skins.
Aged 4+ yrs in large oak botti, and at least 1 yr in bottle.
16.5% Abv.
Cuvee produced only in excellent vintages in honor of late founder Sergio Zenato.

Critical Acclaim
Wine Spectator 91/100

Out of stock

SKU: ZEN/AMARIS/2013 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, Croatina, Oseleta, Rondinella

Vintage

2013

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