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2010 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

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April 21, 2024 - $46



93The Wine Advocate

The bouquet opens to dark fruit, prune, resin, cola and tar. A pretty note of oregano or rosemary gives the an Italian or Mediterranean personality.

91Wine Spectator

Ripe, with sun-dried cherry, date and treacle notes, this is balanced and juicy, presenting a velvety palate and hints of melted licorice, grilled herb, cocoa powder and sweet smoke, lingering on the supple finish.


Italy, Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella

Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG, usually called simply Amarone, was awarded its prestigious DOCG appellation status in 2009. Though lush, high alcohol content red wines have been made in the Veneto since the ancient Greeks settled there, the popularity of Amarone over the last few decades has resulted in international demand for the wine. Amarone is typically made from 45% to 95% Corvina, blended with Rondinella and other indigenous grapes. The blend is essentially the same as for Valpolicella, but Amarone is made from dried grapes, which gives it a rich, viscous quality and an alcohol content between 14% and 20%. Though Amarone is a dry wine, there is a sweet version called Recioto della Valpolicella. The recioto style wines are included in the DOCG, and the word “ripasso” on label usually indicates the sweeter style.