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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.
Brillantes Granatrot. In der Nase Duft nach trockenen Früchten und Gewürzen. Im Gaumen feine Tannine, geschmeidig und dicht; langer, anhaltender und vielschichtiger Abgang.
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 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 pomace is added to a Valpolicella base wine to trigger a second fermentation that yields more color, extracts and aromatic intensity. Cherry, vanilla, Mediterranean dried herbs and exotic spice come together to create harmony; it also has very dry tannins thanks to 24 months in wood.
The wine is passed through the pomace of the Amarone, which lends depth, concentration and complexity. It is deep ruby red in color, with a complex nose showing some dried fruit. Excellent body and texture on the palate with a lingering finish. Recommended with grilled meat dishes. Excellent with rabbit.
This impressive Valpolicella exhibits more substance and richness than most wines from this area in Veneto. The word Ripassa on the label indicates it is made like Amarone, by passing the wine over the dry pomace during vinification, resulting in more complexity, body, and depth. Deep ruby-colored, with notes of roasted herbs, smoked meats, spice, and assorted black fruits, this medium to full-bodied effort should drink well for 7-8 years.
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