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Zenato Della Valpolicella Classico Amarone 750ml

Zenato Della Valpolicella Classico Amarone 750ml

Region Italy
Appellation Valpolicella

Type Red
Varietal Red Blend

 

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Wine Profile

Tasting Notes Deep ruby red in colour, acquiring touches of garnet with age. On the nose the wine is elegant, warm, spicy, with hints of black cherry, dried fruit, and prunes in particular.The palate is round, velvety and smooth with intense, sweet tannins.
Ratings Rated 93 Points Wine Advocate - "The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a richly-layered wine with opulent tones of plum cake, cinnamon snap, jammy fruit and dark raisin. There’s a tight and focused nature to this wine that underlines its fine quality and aging potential. The extraction is there, and so are the tannins and acidic components. Spicy tobacco and leather last long in the mouth. The wine is aged 36 months in large oak casks. Drink 2015-2025."
Awards Rated 92 Points Wine Spectator - "Subdued notes of dried black cherry, prune, dark chocolate and grilled herb are underscored by smoky sous-bois details in this tightly knit, balanced red. The sinewy tannins lend some muscle. Should benefit from short-term cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2027. 1,250 cases imported. –AN"
Production Notes Composed of 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta and Croatina. After the harvest, the grapes are carefully selected, and the healthiest, ripest fruit is placed in wooden cases in a well-ventilated room to raisin for 3-4 months. After this period the grapes are pressed, left on the skins for 15-20 days at a temperature of 23°-25 °C, and fermented till they become a delicious Amarone wine. It is aged in oak barrels for 36 months.
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