Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2015

Zenato Amarone is a blend of Corvina and Rondinella, with a touch of Croatina and Oseleta. Corvina is prized not only for its intense marasca cherry flavor, but also its ability to withstand the drying process.  Used in small quantities Rondinella also fares well in drying, and contributes dark color and an alluring floral note.  Oseleta provides tannic structure and minerality; while Croatina is introduced to add youthful fruitiness. All this attention to detail pays off in a wine that is immediately approachable yet unmistakably ageworthy.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color, intoxicating aromas of dried black cherries, cassis, truffles, and chocolate fudge leap out of the glass. The resulting wine is silky, luscious, and complex, with a lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with osso bucco, Bordelaise sauces, wild boar ravioli, or grilled cowboy ribeyes.

Production Info
Vineyard size
75 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Silty-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
825-990 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
4 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted
1994
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1967
Bottles produced of this wine
80,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
25 days
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
50-75 HL
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
30 months

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