Zenato Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2018

Although the Superiore designation requires that the grapes that go into this wine are harvested at a slightly higher sugar level than standard Valpolicella—thus producing a wine of potential higher alcohol—this Valpolicella is a soft, supple example of this classic wine.  Made predominately from Corvina, this wine displays the ripe black cherry flavors for which the grape is known.

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color, this Valpolicella Superiore offers fleshy aromas of wild berries, black currants, black cherries, and spices, with hints of chocolate. On the palate, the wine is dry and robust with velvety texture.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with antipasti, arrabbiata sauces, seared sashimi tuna, or orange-glazed duck.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Valpolicella DOC
Soil composition
Silty-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
825-990 feet
Vines/acre
2,000
Yield/acre
3.6 tons
Exposure
Southeastern
Harvest time
October
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Five years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12-15 days
Fermentation temperature
77-79 °F
Maceration technique
Racking
Maceration length
12-15
Type of aging container
Barrels
Size of aging container
50 HL
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
13.5 %
pH level
3.55
Residual sugar
10.4 g/L
Acidity
5.7 g/L
Dry extract
37.5 g/L

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