Amarone Classico Della Valpolicella Zenato to give it it's full name is one of the finest Amarones on the market and Zenato are one of the top Amarone producers. They are members of the elite Amarone producers consortium of course. This Amarone is made by Alberto Zenato who took over the winemaking from his father, the great Sergio Zenato, who sadly passed away a few years back.
In my opinion one of the best and most consistent Amarones on the market. Certainly my favourite out of all the big name Amarones out there. I've been drinking this wine for as long as I can remember and have never had a disappointing vintage. Consistently excellent every year!
Already drinking superbly.
For Amarone enthusiasts Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Zenato needs no introduction. It is one of the best Amarones on the market, and is consistently superb year on year. In fact in all my years of drinking this wine I've never had a disappointing bottle, although I've had other Amarones which haven't been up to scratch.
Zenato are one of the region's (Veneto) most respected producers, and are regarded as one of the best producers in all Italy. They have a portfolio of excellent wines, but it is their Amarone for which they are most famous. There are plenty of other big name Amarones out there like Cesari, Tedeschi & Allegrini to name a few, but none are in my opinion as consistently excellent as Zenato.
The wine is big, bursting with fruit and sweet tannins. Very powerful, wonderfully smooth with a really long finish. Perfect with good fillet steak, but also smooth enough to enjoy with lighter dishes or to enjoy on it's own if you just want to treat yourself to a decadent bottle of wine!
|Winery status||Large quality family winery|
|Grapes||Corvina, Croatina, Oseleta, Rondinella|
|Product awards||92 Points - James Suckling, 91 Points - Wine Spectator|
|Style||Big, powerful, sweet tannins|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|