Review: 2017 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore DOC

Review: 2017 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore DOC

Zenato has been producing wine in Italy’s Veneto region since 1960. Today we look at its Valpolicella Classico, a classic, dry (unlike its more exotic Amarone) blend of 80% Corvina, 10% Rondinella, and 10% Oseleta grapes, all varieties native to the Valpolicella region. The winery suggests enjoying this affordable bottling with a slight chill on it. Let’s give it a try.

This is a soft and approachable wine, some cherry and a fistful of currants melding gently to showcase a lightly sweet palate, all of which fades gently toward a floral note on the lengthy finish. The body is light on its feet, but there’s a surprising depth of flavor in the mix, along with some acidity to brighten things up just a bit. It’s uncomplicated but ultimately rewarding, particularly at this price.

B+ / $17 /

2017 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore DOC




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

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