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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2009

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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 375ml Half bottle 2009        
Sku: 1877622*

Zenato Amarone is a blend of the more traditionally used grapes, Corvina and Rondinella, with a touch of both Croatina and Oseleta, two ancient grapes being revived in the region. Corvina is prized not only for its intense marasca cherry flavor, but its ability to stand up under 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 a certain youthful fruitiness. All this attention to detail pays off in a wine that is immediately approachable yet unmistakably ageworthy.

Tasting notes
Ruby red in color with intoxicating aromas of dried black cherry, cassis, truffles, chocolate fudge and tar. This wine is silky, luscious and complex, with a lingering finish.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 93 points (Oct 2013)
The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a richly-layered wine with opulent tones of plum cake, cinnamon snap, jammy fruit and dark raisin. There’s a tight and focused nature to this wine that underlines its fine quality and aging potential. The extraction is there, and so are the tannins and acidic components. Spicy tobacco and leather last long in the mouth. The wine is aged 36 months in large oak casks. Drink 2015-2025.
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Feb 26 2014)
Subdued notes of dried black cherry, prune, dark chocolate and grilled herb are underscored by smoky sous-bois details in this tightly knit, balanced red. The sinewy tannins lend some muscle. Should benefit from short-term cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2027.—A.N.

Food pairing
Pairs perfectly with hearty game stews, roasted meats and mature cheeses.

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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Amarone della Valpolicella
Grape Varietal: Red Italian Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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