Made from a very strict selection of Corvina, Rondinella and Sangiovese grapes from the Sant'
Ambrogio district. The grapes were harvested in September and October and raisined for four
months before fermentation. After aging for 36 months in large barrels, the wine is refined for
several months in bottle.
Ruby red in color, this Amarone Riserva offers dense and smokey aromas of dark cherry, raisin,
chocolate and tar, framed by fruity tannins and a spicy finish. This Riserva ensures quality by
bearing Sergio Zenato's signature.
"Gorgeous, rich and penetrating, this wine excels in terms of the elegance of its aromas. Layers of black fruit, spice, mesquite, beef jerkey, cola and soy sauce are perfectly integrated and the wine shows plump, ripe richness on the close. Promises to age 10 years or more."
"Readers who enjoy a sumptuous, full-bodied style of Amarone will find much to admire in Zenato's 2004 Amarone. This big, richly-textured wine is loaded with dark fruit, licorice, spices, leather and chocolate, all of which flow from the glass in stunning style. The relatively high level of residual sugar (7.2 grams per liter) and aging in cask contribute to this wine's traditional and very classic personality. Like the Valpolicella, the Amarone is 80% Corvina, 10% Sangiovese and 10% Rondinella. Simply put, this is a gem. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018. "
The Wine Advocate
"Offers dried berries, with hints of treacle tart and slate. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and racy acidity. Dense, yet slightly reserved. Still needs time to open. Best after 2010. "