2017 Zeni Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
2017 Zeni Amarone della Valpolicella Classico; Veneto,Italy
Tasting Notes; This rich release from Zeni hits all the marks we are looking for in a handmade, expressive example of Amarone. Deep ruby red with a garnet red tinge. Stylish and elegant with notes of preserved fruits and hints of cocoa and spices. Harmonic, complex and velvety. 70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara
With the Alps as its upper frontier, Valpolicella spans about 95 square miles across western Veneto. To the south is Verona, the dreamy city and home to star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. To the north and east sit the Lessini Mountains, strewn with splendid pink stone villas and ancient churches. The west is the playground of Lake Garda. Throughout the area, vineyards comprise a patchwork of Veronese pergolas framed in old stone walls.
Valpolicella’s distinct wines have found favor across global markets. From soft and approachable wines labeled with the broad Valpolicella Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) to the rich and concentrated Amarone della Valpolicella Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG), there’s a style to suit every palate across a wide price range.