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Zenato "Alanera" Rosso Veronese IGT 2012 (Veneto, Italy) - [RP 90]
Zenato "Alanera" Rosso Veronese IGT 2012 (Veneto, Italy) - [RP 90]


 
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Winery: Zenato
Varietal: 55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Veneto, Italy
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: ZENATOALANERA12-W
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Alanera translates as "black wing," a reference to the raven, " corvino" in Italian, and an homage to the Valpolicella region's treasured indigenous grape, "Corvina".

Alanera is a seductive wine that derives extra richness from an innovative variation on the traditional appassimento method practiced throughout the zone. 50% of all the grapes harvested to produce this wine are partially dried for 45-60 days. The classic Valpolicella varietals are dried in the main drying fac ility in Sant' Ambrogio where the Zenato family dry their Amarone grapes, while the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are dried at Zenato's Santa Cristina winery. The highly concentrated juice from these partially dried grapes adds an unusually complex spec trum of aromas and flavors to the blend. 12 months in barrel round out the tannin structure in this eminently drinkable red.

Tasting Notes:
Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco. On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish.

Food Pairing:
Pair Zenato's Alanera with medium-aged cheeses, cured meats, meaty fish such as sea bass fillet with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or with braised meats and stews.

Varietal composition: 55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Analytical Data:
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH level: 3.7
Residual sugar: 5.7 g/L
Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Dry extract: 36.7 g/L

Ratings & Reviews
90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2012 Alanera is a new edition to the Zenato portfolio and pays tribute to the family patron who developed the estate's vineyards. the label depicts three swallows that are symbols of the three main hills that dominate this corner of Valpolicella. This IGT blend is composed of 55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone and 10% other grapes that are aged in part in oak, and in part in stainless steel. The bouquet shows good intensity with bright layers of spice, dark fruit and prune." - Monica Larner (Dec 2014)


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