Review: 2019 Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese

Review: 2019 Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese

This wine from the Valpolicella region of Verona, Italy benefits from the “appassimento” production method in which the grapes are dried before being pressed. In this case, 50% of the grapes harvested were partially dried for 45-60 days. The result is less water and more intense grape character in the tank. The grapes used are 55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Let’s give it a try.

The nose is layered, showing deep, balanced notes of fresh and dried cherries as well as prunes, leather, and oak. The palate is just as complex and follows suit. Juicy, fresh cherry notes come first but are quickly balanced by deeper dried cherry and prune notes. Leather and light oak tannins arrive midpalate with medium acidity, lending the wine structure. The finish is medium in length and gently drying. This is a surprisingly good wine that hits well above its price point. It’s worth seeking out.

A- / $17 /

2019 Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese




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