Zenato Amarone is a blend of Corvina and Rondinella, with a touch of Croatina and Oseleta. Corvina is prized not only for its intense marasca cherry flavor, but also its ability to withstand the drying process. Used in small quantities Rondinella also fares well in drying, and contributes dark color and an alluring floral note. Oseleta provides tannic structure and minerality; while Croatina is introduced to add youthful fruitiness. All this attention to detail pays off in a wine that is immediately approachable yet unmistakably ageworthy.
Ruby red in color, intoxicating aromas of dried black cherries, cassis, truffles, and chocolate fudge leap out of the glass. The resulting wine is silky, luscious, and complex, with a lingering finish.
Pair this wine with osso bucco, Bordelaise sauces, wild boar ravioli, or grilled cowboy ribeyes.
WINEMAKING & AGING
Vineyard size- 75 acres
Soil composition- Calcareous Silty-Loam
Elevation- 825-990 feet
Yield/acre- 4 tons
Exposure - Southeastern
Year vineyard planted -1994
Harvest time - October
First vintage of this wine - 1967
Bottles produced of this wine - 80,000
$72.50 Regular Price