Red

2013 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Sergio Zenato Riserva

Corvina Blend

  • Italy
  • Veneto
  • Valpolicella
  • Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Collector1855 wrote: 94 points

    January 30, 2021 - As always with Amarone, my take on them is, they can be dessert or stand alone wines but never for my dinner table. Same with this one, 16.5% Alc., no prisoners taken here... when you swirl and chew it in your mouth it starts to feel like a brandy from the alcoholic heat. What is nice about this wine and Amarone in general, is the aromatic complexity around torrefaction, ripe, dark fruit, cake and lots of acidity and tannins to support the material. I liked this bottle, brought by a friend, despite the alc did not feel plump or too sweet, nice bitterness on the finish. Went well with the Chocolate cake dessert.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Crunge wrote: 94 points

    December 12, 2020 - Decanted 3.5 hours and consumed over the next hour. Full-bodied with dark fruits and a bit of tea on the finish. Medium+ tannins. Delicious and all four of us drinking enjoyed. Definitely recommend the decant at this stage; had a sample at opening and enjoyed, but more open at 3+ hours in decanter.

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  • WineTally Likes this wine:

    September 26, 2020 - 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, 10% Oseleta and Croatina
    from SE facing hilly area in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella at 300-350 m with limy clay soil rich in rock fragments and vines of average age 20 yrs.
    Manual harvest and grading in October. Dried ~4 months in well ventilated lofts.
    Pressed in January and slow-fermented for 15-20 days on skins.
    Aged 4+ yrs in large oak botti, and at least 1 yr in bottle.
    16.5% Abv.
    Cuvee produced only in excellent vintages in honor of late founder Sergio Zenato.
    Proprietors: Carla Zenato and children Nadia and Alberto

    A(ccuracy)=2: Deep ruby/purple. Sweetly fragrant, toasty brew.
    B(alance)=2: Plenitude of components awaiting full integration.
    C(omplexity)=3: Raisins, prune, tobacco, chocolate, spices, leather.
    D(epth)=2: Tangy mouthfeel. Full length and long finish.

    Wine Tally Score [2,2,3,2] = 9/10

    Complex components should gain further balance with age.

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  • Justinalex wrote: 95 points

    July 30, 2020 - One of the best amarone I have ever had, very concentrated and opaque. Needed a decant but was singing. Well worth the price over the entry lever Zenato Amarone.

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  • MS86 Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 14, 2020 - Robert Parker called this the best Amarone he’s ever had though it is clearly still young. The port-like nose explodes with raisin, prune, plum, black cherry and cherries jubilee. The 16.5% alcohol is noticeable instantly on the nose and on the palate. Full-bodied, extremely grippy tannins, high alcohol in the throat and late acidity. Despite the high alcohol it is so smooth. Flavour matches the nose - raisin, plum and prune. Alcohol noticeable on the finish but I expect this will soften over time.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Zenato
  • Varietal Corvina Blend
  • Designation Sergio Zenato Riserva
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Veneto
  • SubRegion Valpolicella
  • Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
  • UPC Codes 098709436541, 641734002702

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  • Pending Delivery 161 (13%)
  • In Cellars 914 (76%)
  • Consumed 125 (10%)

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