Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico by Zenato Winery
Zenato’s Amarone Classico is produced from the best grapes of the Costalunga estate, in Sant’Ambrogio in the “Classica” area of Valpolicella. It’s the result of passion and dedication and it’s able to surprise those who taste it thanks to the highly expressive capacity of the vines that compose it.
An Amarone that matches a land full of meanings and traditions. The altitude of the hills facing south-east varies from 300 to 350 meters and the soils are predominantly cretaceous and limestone, with the presence of skeleton. The yields per hectare are below the limit set by the disciplinary and the harvest is strictly manual. The Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta and Croatina grapes are left to dry in the drying room for a period of about 4 months in wooden boxes. When they are considered ready by the cellar, the grapes are pressed and alcoholic fermentation starts, leaving the must to macerate on the skins for about 15-20 days. Refinement is generally carried out in oak barrels for at least 36 months.
The Amarone Classico’s color is a full and impenetrable ruby red. The nose is ethereal, spicy, notes of ripe cherry almost in alcohol, plum, dried fruit, coffee and cocoa. On the palate it is majestic, soft, velvety, warm and savory on the finish. A wine suitable for aging, tireless and boundless!