Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2018 Zenato
A precious jewel of Zenato production, it comes from the selection of the best Valpolicella Classica grapes (Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina) grown in vineyards in the municipality of Sant’Ambrogio.
The grapes are dried for 4 months, and only in January is crushing begun, which is followed by slow fermentation on the skins and then aging for 36 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.
After a period of aging in the bottle, it is ready to be enjoyed.
Majestic, intense, ethereal wine with notes of bay leaves and cherries in spirit.
The extreme balance of all its components makes it suitable for long aging.
85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta and Croatina
LOCATION AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARD
S. Ambrogio di Valpolicella, hilly area, with southeastern exposure
AVERAGE ALTITUDE OF THE LAND
300/350 m asl.
Predominantly Cretaceous, limestone, skeleton-rich
Guyot, with about 5,000 vines per hectare
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES
LADEN WITH GEMS
8/10 per plant
YIELD PER HECTARE
TIME AND CONDUCT OF THE GRAPE HARVEST
depending on the vintage, between the second half of September and the first half of October. Strictly manual harvesting
The grapes, after picking and careful selection, are left to rest in the fruit loft for a period of 3 to 4 months in crates, taking care of the spacing between bunches of grapes to encourage proper drying. The dried grapes are then crushed and macerated on the skins for 15-20 days at a temperature of 23-25°C. The new wine is then aged in oak barrels for a minimum period of 36 months
red tending to garnet with aging
Elegant, spicy, with hints of cherry, morello cherry, dried fruit and plum
round, velvety, enveloping, soft
18°C, taking care to open the bottle at least one hour beforehand
is ideal with roasts, game and aged cheeses, but also on its own