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Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2018

Veneto

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HK$648   each
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RRP HK$850 
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The jewel of Zenato’s production, Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico is made from a selection of top grapes from Valpolicella Classica grown in Sant’Ambrogio township (Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, and Croatina).

The grapes are dried for 4 months and crushing is not carried out until January. Slow fermentation with skin contact follows and then the wine is aged for 36 months in large format Slavonian casks. It is then aged in bottle before being released

This is a majestic wine, intense, and ethereal, with notes of bay leaf and distillate-cured cherries. The impressive balance between all its components makes it ideal for long-term aging.

Critic awards

Very aromatic, pushing out aromas of dried red and black fruit, including dried blueberries and dates, together with a nice, spicy layer of nutmeg and pressed flowers. Full-bodied with an amazingly harmonious texture to the palate, thanks to the dense, very fine tannins that also provide super length. There’s a bright, saline mineral note that kicks in and pushes the finish even further. Exquisite Amarone.

— 96 points, James Suckling

Bright garnet red with wide brightening rim. Baroque bouquet on the nose of raisins, sour cherry and varnish. Massive on the palate, slightly warming, with fine-grained tannin structure, mouth-filling and extremely long on the tongue.

— 94 points, Falstaff

The 2018 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is exotic in the glass, with blood orange and mint nuances giving way to macerated cherries and clove. Supple and round upon entry, this impresses with its core of vibrant acidity and vividly ripe red fruits that create an interplay of sweet and sour on the palate. This tapers off with depth and concentration but is also unexpectedly fresh, leaving notes of plum and autumnal spice to linger on and on. This is a wildly successful effort for the vintage. My hat is off to Zernato.

— 93 points, Antonio Galloni - Vinous

The aromas of this wine—pomegranate syrup, blackstrap molasses and macerated plums with bay leaf and star anise—bring you deeper into the glass with each sniff. The wine unfolds onto the palate with a silky texture and is currently focused on lush fruit flavors. Rich and mouthfilling, the wine finishes with a touch of acidity that helps perk it up.

— 90 points, Wine Enthusiast

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