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Zenato Amarone Riserva 'Sergio Zenato’ 2015

Represents the very Identity of Zenato
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Primary Notes: Plums, Pepper,

Secondary Notes: Chocolate,

Tertiary Notes: Prunes, Raisins,Tobacco, Leather,

Body: Full

Dryness: Neutral

Acidity: Light

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 16.5

Origin: Veneto, Italy

Maker: Zenato

Grape: Corvina

Fermentation: Heavy Wood

Awards: >95 pts

Decanting: 1-2 hours

Serving Temperature: Best served at 18 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Mongolian beef, Peking duck, oxtail stew

Western Food Pairing: Pair with red meat stew, roasted and grilled meat, porcini mushrooms and aubergine, or aged cheeses.

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Zenato Amarone Riserva 'Sergio Zenato’ 2016

Represents the very identity of Zenato and its legacy throughout the world. Zenato Amarone Riserva 'Sergio Zenato' is a graceful wine produced only in excellent vintages.
Intense ruby red colour, becoming garnet red as the years pass. Fruity aromas of cherries and small berries with a touch of spice. The warm and full-bodied palate has a great structure, fine tannins and a soft acidity for a smooth texture. Tastes like Marasca cherry, dark plums, raisins and dried prunes with a wonderful touch of leather, tobacco, chocolate and pepper spice. Fruity, spicy and a wonderful expression of the land where it is made.
An extremely balanced wine suitable for long-term ageing. Enjoy up to 20 years from vintage.


80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 10% Oseleta. This wine is made from a selection of the best grapes grown in the oldest vineyards in Sant’Ambrogio in the heart of the classic Valpolicella zone. The vineyard has an altitude of 300–350 metres and a southeast exposure. The vines are on average 20-years-old and grow in limey clay soils that are rich in rock fragments.
After harvesting by hand and a careful selection, the grapes are left to rest in the drying loft for 4 months. Without any pressing or crushing, the grapes then go through maceration on skins for 15–20 days at a temperature of 23–25°C. After this, the wine ages in large oak casks for 4 years and goes through refinement in bottle for at least a year.



Top Tip: Decant for an hour before serving!


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16.5%

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES


 - BEST OF SHOW, GOLD MEDAL



 - FIVE GRAPES

An Amarone for the future with terrific richness and tannin power, offering dried fruit, figs, blackberries, bark, mushrooms and hints of wood. Full-bodied and very structured with a powerful finish. It needs a lot of time to come around.
- FOUR STARS
- 95 POINTS
Powerful, shining ruby. Opened on the nose with notes of spicy honey and pine needles, then a lot of dark cherry, looks very fresh. On the palate, grippy, gripping tannin, coated in sweet fruit, firm pressure, still needs storage.
- 95 POINTS

The 2015 Amarone Classico della Valpolicella Sergio Zenato Riserva is a massive and towering expression that straddles both savory and sweet with a heady display of plum sauce and crushed raspberries complemented by mentholated herbs, licorice and balsamic spice. There are depths of fresh red and black fruits that gain a polished feel as they coast across velvety textures, while vibrant acidity adds verve, further contrasted by a bitter twang of baker’s chocolate. There’s so much going on here that you hardly notice the 2015’s formidable structure up until the very end, where hints of cumin and ginger linger under an air of violet florals. I believe this opulent beauty deserves an official “Wow.” Drink the 2015 now for its primal intensity and extroverted fruit, or put it away for upwards of a decade. It’s a gorgeous Amarone Riserva.
- 94 POINTS
This red is full-bodied yet bright and graceful, offering a rich range of baked black cherry, fragrant herb, dried fig and smoky mineral flavors, with lively acidity and sleek tannins providing a well-defined frame. Well-spiced and citrusy on the chewy finish.

Violet, mature black-skinned fruit and new leather are some of the aromas you get on this big, bold red. Powerfully structured, the full-bodied palate features steeped prune, fruitcake and licorice framed in tightly knit, velvety tannins.

- THREE GOLD STARS