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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Zenato Amarone (375ML half-bottle) 2006
Zenato Amarone (375ML half-bottle) 2006
(search item no. 109868)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#36 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

Zenato Amarone is a blend of handpicked Corvina, Rondinella, Croatina and Oseleta, which are left to raisin in a well ventilated room until January. After pressing, the juice macerates with the skins for almost a month while fermenting into the delicious wine that is Amarone. The wine is then aged in French oak for about two years followed by one year in bottle. Enjoy now or cellar for future enjoyment.

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, and pairs perfectly with hearty game stews, roasted meats and mature cheeses.

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About Zenato:

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.

The company started with Sergio Zenato and his wife Carla as they began to produce quality wines from an indigenous varietal, Trebbiano di Lugana, and it has been passed down through the generations to their children. Currently, their daughter Nadia handles the marketing and promotional activity for the company, and their son Alberto oversees all aspects of production, from the growing of the vines to the time when the bottling process is complete.

Over time Zenato has explored another very important area of Italian wine production, Valpolicella, where they have dedicated endless efforts to the improvement and success of Amarone production, a wine of noble attributes and prestige. Zenato has entered into international markets and received the highest accolades from the wine industry's leading experts. Today, Zenato continues to look forward and make investments to develop projects based both in the area of Valpolicella and the area of Lugana.