Amarone RISERVA "Sergio Zenato" DOC ZENATO
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The Amarone Riserva "Sergio Zenato" from the Venetian Zenato winery, is born only in years of excellence from the selection of the best grapes of Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta of the oldest vines grown at Sant'Ambrogio, in the heart of the Valpolicella Classica. A wine with an extreme balance and suitable for long aging. The blend includes 80% Corvina vines to which are added in 10% of Rondinella, and 10% of Oseleta and Croatina. The specific geographical location is that of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, a hilly area with a South-East exposition. The average altitude of the land is between 300 and 350 meters above sea level. The breeding system is the classic Guyot, with an average age of 20-year-old vines. The profit per hectare reaches 80 quintals. The harvesting era falls in the first ten days of October; then follows the vinification after harvesting and manual sorting in small 5 kg boxes, the grapes are left to dry for about four months in dry and well-ventilated places. Only in January, after the natural drying process, the grapes are pressed. Slow fermentation follows for 15-20 days on the skins and aging for at least 4 years in large oak barrels and refinement in the bottle for at least a year.
Characteristics of the Amarone Riserva Sergio Zenato DOCG
This wine has a deep ruby red color, tending towards garnet with the passing of the years. The aroma is intense, fruity, rich in notes of cherry and small berries, spicy. The taste is warm, full, with a great structure.
Suggested pairings with this Amarone Zenato
A wine of the Venetian tradition, ideal with game roasts, with grilled red meat and aged cheeses, but also excellent as a meditation wine. The ideal serving temperature is 18 ° C. Recommended a good settling before serving at least an hour.The proof is 16.5%.