Zenato Valpolicella Superiore 2008

Barbera from Veneto, Italy

$16.79
Item No. 111429
  • red wine
  • WS88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Ruby red in color, this Valpolicella Classico Superiore offers fleshy aromas of wild berries, currant, black cherry and spice with hints of chocolate. Dry and robust on the palate with a velvety texture, this wine is recommended with antipasti or roasted meats.

Produced from vineyards in the historic zone of Valpolicella in the commune of Sant'Ambrogio, this wine is a blend of 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella and 10% Croatina and Oseleta. After fermentation in stainless steel tanks, Zenato's Valpolicella is further rounded out and softened for six to eight months in large inert oak casks.

Critical Acclaim

"An attractive, well-dressed red, exhibiting pretty violet, kirsch and damson plum fruit, with hints of chocolate. Medium-bodied, with good integration to the light tannins and juicy acidity, followed by a spicy finish. Drink now through 2015. 6,185 cases imported."
88 Points

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Zenato is a company that possesses a strong link to the richness of its local history and culture, and continues to develop this connection today. The estate is based in a territory that surrounds Lake Garda, an area with an extraordinary microclimate that allows for an optimal growing season. The Zenato family is passionate in their dedication, vigorous research and innovation....

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Learn About Veneto

(vey-NEH-toe) Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...

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Learn About Barbera

(bar-BARE-uh) Versatility of Italy Barbara is one of those varieties of the old world that often appears on the label - Barbara d'Alba, Barbara d'Asti for example. Native to Piedmont, Barbara is a hardy grape that grows well in the chalky soils of the area. Though popular as a single varietal, Barbera also excels as a blending partner in both Italy and California. Notable...

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