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Zenato Corvina Blend Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2008
At a local northern Italian restaurant. Dark purplish red in the glass. The nose is of cherry candy and old oak, like grandma's furniture. The bottle was served too warm and was chunky and cloying in the mouth, but as the temp came down to room temperature it became much more enjoyable, showing a full body and a mouth full of ripe black cherry fruit. The finish was dark chocolate and sour berries leading to a refreshed palate. I'd love to try this wine from a well stored stock.
On the nose, I found rich black cherry, a bit of florist shop and undergrowth. On the palate, I found more cherry with dark chocolate and bitters. The finish was vibrant and fresh with sour cherry fruit.
Try the Amarone from Marion ... it is utterly delicious !!!
The Zenato family have a long tradition in the Lombardy and Veneto regions of Italy. Their cellars are situated in San Benedetto di Lugana on Lake Garda. Sergio Zenato is a master wine blender and is driven by his passion for quality. The Zenato Amraon is a made from a blend of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese grapes from the Valpolicella Classico zone, in the communes of Sant’Ambrogio, Negrar, Pedemonte, Fumane, San Pietro in Cariano and Marano. After being picked into small, 2.5 kg trays, the grapes are cleaned and placed on drying mats for 4 months in dry, well-ventilated rooms. In January they are finally crushed, then very slowly fermented on the skins for 21 days; the wine goes into 300-litre French barrels and Slavonian oak barrels for maturation. The wine is aged for 30 months before bottling. Considered to be the king of the Veronese wines, this is a generous and pleasing award winning wine. It has a ruby red colour with deep, ethereal bouquet of tobacco and chocolate and smoky, dried fruit aromas. A rich, lingering and spicy palate with strong yet smooth and supple tannins. We currently sell Amarone Zenato for £35.49 http://thewinestation.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1031
The Bardolino Zenato 2009 is a rubyred wine, transparant and reflecting nicely. the nose is powerful and open but starts fading rapidly in the glass. The character is fruity with some grenadine. In the mouth there is a lot less fruit, the acids are quite strong. The wine is low in tanins and has a lot of alcohol. There is a toch of bitter in the finish and the alcohol is disturbing (although only 12%). To be served with veal 'a la griglia'. Not impressive.
External Reviews for Zenato Corvina Blend Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa
Ruby-red in color tending toward garnet as the wine matures. Dry and robust on the palate with an excellent, velvety texture, this wine offers fleshy aromas of wild berries, currant, black cherry and spice, framed by intriguing hints of chocolate.
A core of ground spice and herb notes mixes with flavors of brambly blackberry and cassis, loamy earth and hints of treacle and cocoa powder. Features well-meshed tannins and an elegant finish. Drink now through 2023. 1,250 cases imported. -AN
Amarone, the small jewel in our product line, is rightly considered the king of Verona's wines, produced from the best grapes of the Valpolicella Classic area, carefully selected and dried in trays until January. Showing deep ruby red.
A brilliant red, the dark ruby/purple-colored 2001 Ripassa Valpolicella possesses a fragrant nose of red and black fruits intermixed with wood smoke and meaty aromas. While fleshy, rich, and medium to full-bodied, with loads of fruit, it is not heavy. Consume this beautiful 2001 over the next 2-3 years.
The bigger-styled 1999 Valpolicella Classico Ripasso was made by passing Valpolicella must over the Amarone's pressings, or pomace. This enriches the wine, and provides more body, color, and meatiness. The 1999 Ripasso exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, and a Rhône Valley-like nose of pepper, earth, black fruits, and roasted meats. Medium to full-bodied, with super fruit intensity, fine purity, a soft underbelly, and velvety tannin, it will drink well for 7-8 years.
A modern style of Valpolicella, offering bright plum notes in a restrained, elegant manner. Concentrated and well-balanced, with a lingering finish. Drink now through 2000.
An outstanding wine that has a dark purple color and a complex nose. Aromas of dried fruits such as raisins, prunes and cherries draw you into the richness of this wine. Black fruit flavors are perfectly balanced as the wine rolls on the palate. The finish is long, rich and complex. This is the perfect example of what the Valpolicella grape can be. Will continue to drink well for the next few years.
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