Cresasso Corvina Veronese IGT 2013

Cresasso is named for the pebbly soil in which it is grown, "sasso" translates as stone, and "cre" is the prefix of cretaceous.  While the terrain was far from easy to cultivate, the native Corvina Veronese reaches optimal ripeness here. Cresasso is the product of extensive study and patience on the part of the Zenato family who sought to craft a wine that truly encapsulates the uniqueness of this special terroir.

Tasting Notes

Cresasso has a rich garnet color which sticks to the rim. On the nose, one senses red fruits such as tart black cherries, plums, and tobacco—all characteristic of the Corvina grape. On the palate the wine is soft and elegant, with Zenato's trademark balance.

Food Pairing

Ideal with rich cream pasta with truffles, Italian sausage with broccoli rabe, or roasted veal.

Production Info
Vineyard size
75 acres
Soil composition
Pebbly and Calcareous Clay-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
2004
Bottles produced of this wine
22,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Corvina
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Two years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
20 days
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
500 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months

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