Valpolicella Classico Superiore Zenato 2010

| November 29, 2012

Since the typical Valpolicella is a blend of three red grapes (corvina, rondinella and molinara) and sometimes other varieties to make up Zenato Valipolicellathe balance, there is a wide spectrum of quality. But with winemakers putting a greater emphasis on this blend, currently there are some wonderful options to choose from.

The Valpolicella Classico Superiore Zenato 2010 is a wine that combines a slightly different blend including 80% corvina, 10% rondinella and 10% sangiovese grapes to provide a delightful red with aromas of violets, fresh spices and almonds. This delicious gem has a deep ruby red color and a medium-full body that reveals hints of raisin and raspberry giving it the experience of a young Amarone, with subtle touches of the dried fruits found in a Ripasso. A smooth and enjoyable wine with distinguished tannins that don’t over-power; this is best paired with roasted or grilled chicken and is surely one to enjoy! A real value at under $16.