Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016
Red wine

Zenato, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2016

RRP £46.75

Zenato makes sound, forward-style Amarone, so this 2016, a ripe but fresh and energetic vintage, is quite accessible. Alberto Zenato is the current president of the Famiglie Storiche, a group of 13 family-owned estates, many of which scored well in this tasting. They all follow a similar formula, including a minimum post-harvest drying of 100 days. This boasts a vibrant, upright aroma with basil and lime, and plenty of vitality. The smooth grip and freshness of the tannins balances the rich fruit before a bitter touch of chicory and sappiness on the finish. Inviting and juicy.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Corvina, Corvinone

Alcohol

16.5%

Drink dates

2021 - 2026

Origin

Country

Italy

Region

Veneto

Sub-region

Valpolicella DOC

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Sarah Marsh

UK Stockist

Fareham Wine Cellars