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Primary Notes: Basil Apple / Pear Peach Melon, starfruit, Lemon & Lime, Spring florals Oyster-y
Secondary Notes: Vanilla Honeyed Brioche
Acidity: Medium +
Alcohol (%): 13.5
Origin & Awards
Origin: Veneto, Italy
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Serving Temperature: Best served between 9–10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pair with pasta in white sauces, rotisserie chicken, veal scallopini, calamari, and scampi.
Zenato Lugana Riserva 'Sergio Zenato'
Light golden colour. The bouquet delivers intense aromas of spring florals, lemon citrus, white plum, exotic tropical fruit and vanilla. The rich palate has a substantial, balanced and mineral taste. Flavours of starfruit, melon, white peach and apple are at the fore, with strokes of lemon and lime citrus, honey, vanilla spice and buttery oak. Closes with a persistent stoney mineral finish.
100% Trebbiano di Lugana. The grapes for this wine come from the oldest vines on Zenato's Podere Massoni estate. The vineyard has an altitude of 50 metres and a southeast exposure. The vines are on average 50-years-old and grow in chalky-clay soils with a guyot training system.
Harvesting by hand and a careful selection of grapes. Fermentation takes place for 21 days at a controlled temperature of 17°C in 50 hl French oak barrels. After this, the wine ages in 54hl French oak casks for 8 months. Before its release to the world, the wine undergoes an additional 12 months of bottle refinement.
Top Tip: An ideal white for aging.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
This has a distinctly nutty nose with cooked apple and marmalade on toast. It’s full-bodied with firm texture and a very long finish. Toasted-walnut, smoked-almond and jack-fruit notes linger. Wax and lemon-curd undertones, too. Such depth and length.
- FOUR STARS
- FOUR GRAPES
- FOUR ROSES
- THREE STARS
Rich flavors of star fruit and roasted fig are set in this well-cut, medium- to full-bodied white, framed by sleek acidity. There’s a subtle chalk-tinged undertow, with hints of citrus peel, dried thyme, graphite and spicy playing on the lightly juicy finish.
- 91 POINTS
Evolved but attractive bouquet. Great texture and concentration on the palate; plenty of stone fruit flavours. Long finish.
- 91 POINTS
Spring flower, vanilla and toasted oak aromas shape the nose along with whiffs of beeswax. The aromas follow through to the creamy palate, along with yellow apple and lemon drop. Fresh acidity lifts the rich flavors.
- 87 POINTS