Zenato Cresasso 2004
Red Blends from Veneto, Italy
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
Cresasso has a rich ruby color. On the nose one senses red fruits such as amarena and bing cherries, very characteristic of the Corvina grape. On the palate the wine is soft and elegant, with the typical pleasantness for which the wines of Zenato are known. Ideal with roasted meats, aged cheeses, and spicy tomato sauces.
"The 2004 Cresasso (100% Corvina) is an intense wine loaded with dark fruit, spices and French oak. A rich, concentrated red, it possesses remarkable inner sweetness as suggestions of licorice, tar and smoke gradually emerge from the glass. Creasasso is made from a relatively young, densely-planted vineyard, and the wine is aged in medium-sized French oak barrels. 2004 is the first vintage for this wine, and judging by this effort, Zenato has yet another success on their hands. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.
This is a superb set of wines from Zenato. Sadly, Sergio Zenato passed away earlier this year, but his children Alberto and Nadia, along with their mother Carla, are in good shape to provide continuity going forward.
The Wine Advocate
"There's good concentration of peppery dried cherry and plum, with rich herb and raw chocolate. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, thick, almost syrupy mouthfeel, but this leaves a crisp passion fruit and citrus aftertaste. Very concentrated, from just slightly dried Corvina grapes. A new wine from this producer. Best after 2008. 2,100 cases made."
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