Zenato – Cresasso

R730.00

“My first thought of the Valpolicella area has always been to create a wine that would respect the varietal features of the native grapes of Valpolicella, and at the same time would stood out for its uniqueness”.
This is how Sergio used to describe the Cresasso, the jewel of the Zenato production: a red wine made in purity from Corvina Veronese in respect of the surrounding territory.
The manual harvest is done in two distinct phases, an initial selection is made in the second half of September, laying the grapes in plateau and set to dry for two months after which the fermentation follows for 20 days and then the wine is let ageing in French oak casks for 24 months. The corvina not collected during the harvest is over-ripened on the plant until the end of October, after which it is fermented in stainless steel tanks.
The Cresasso is the blend of the two fermentations, with deep ruby color, an important structure and alcohol content. The nose recalls red fruits such as black cherry, cherry and spicy notes of frankincense and pepper aromas typical of the grape corvina.
Ideal with grilled meats, roasts, game, sausages and salami. Delightful with ripe cheeses.

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Description

The manual harvest is done in two distinct phases, an initial selection is made in the second half of September, laying the grapes in plateau and set to dry for two months after which the fermentation follows for 20 days and then the wine is let ageing in French oak casks for 24 months. The corvina not collected during the harvest is over-ripened on the plant until the end of October, after which it is fermented in stainless steel tanks.
The Cresasso is the blend of the two fermentations, with deep ruby colour, an important structure and alcohol content. The nose recalls red fruits such as black cherry, cherry and spicy notes of frankincense and pepper aromas typical of the grape corvina.
Ideal with grilled meats, roasts, game, sausages and salami. Delightful with ripe cheeses.

Additional information

Wine Region

Veneto

Wine Estate

Zenato

Wine Cultivar

Corvina

Vintage

2015

Food Pairing

Cheese – Hard Matured (24+month Parmigiano and similar), Curries in general – Vegetarian – Meat – Fish, Melanzane/Eggplant Parmigiana, Pasta with Wild Boar Sauce, Peking Duck, Pork Roast, Thick Cut T-bone Steak / Fiorentina

Size

750 ml

Wine Style

Full-bodied, Rich, Smooth, Structured

Suggested for

Cellaring / Collecting, Friendly Evening

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