Zenato Merlot Corvina Cormi 2008

Red Blends from Veneto, Italy

$23.99
Item No. 120006
  • red wine
  • RP92
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: 13.8%

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, with aromas of red berries, black berry and morello cherries. On the palate, the minerality and fresh acidity of the Corvina are complemented by the full-flavor and sweet tannins of Merlot. An elegant, full-bodied red.

Ideally paired with Mediterranean cuisine and grilled or roasted pork , beef or lamb.

Blend: 50% Merlot, 50% Corvina

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Merlot Corvina Cormi is gorgeous in this vintage. Hints of crushed flowers and white pepper add complexity as this vibrant, focused wine shows off its class. I especially like the energy here. This is a decidedly extroverted style that works beautifully. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023."
92 Points

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Rating:
(1/12/2013)
A fun Merlot with a strong punch. It says 13% alcohol but it may be much higher. After two glasses I felt the wine like a rarely do other Italians.
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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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(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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