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James Suckling: new awards for Zenato

James Suckling: new outstanding awards for Zenato

6 wines, all of them 90+ Points!!

Check them out:
– Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato 2017 | 98 points
– Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2018 | 96 points
– Cresasso Corvina Veronese 2017 | 93 points
– Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2019 | 93 points
– Valpolicella Superiore 2020 | 91 points
– Lugana San Benedetto 2022 | 92 points


“Produced only in top vintages, this graceful wine is made from a selection of Corvina and Rondinella grapes grown in the oldest vineyards in the township of Sant’Ambrogio in Valpolicella’s “classic” zone.

It represents the very identity of the winery and its legacy throughout the world – a wine that can age and be enjoyed for more than 20 years.

With luminous and dense color, elegant complexity, and a wonderful touch of spice, it’s a wholehearted expression of the land where it is made.”


“The jewel of Zenato’s production, this wine is made from a selection of top grapes from Valpolicella Classica grown in Sant’Ambrogio township (Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, and Croatina).

This is a majestic wine, intense and ethereal, with notes of bay leaf and distillate-cured cherries.

The impressive balance between all its components makes it ideal for long-term aging.”


“Made from Corvina Veronese, this single-vineyard designate wine is deeply connected to the land where it is grown.

Its intense, deep ruby red color tinges the glass as its thick, lingering legs slide down the edges.

On the nose, it delivers a spectrum of delicious and enchanting red fruit, blueberry, and blackberry notes that evolve into intense aromas of black cherry, cooked prune, and jam.


“As soon as the dried grapes for the winery’s Amarone have completed fermentation, a top selection of Valpolicella grapes “passes over” (ripassa) the Amarone pomace, thus resulting in a second brief fermentation. 

On the palate, it delivers fruity notes and elegant tannin with hints of chocolate and spice. Ripassa has played a highly important role in the Zenato winery’s evolution over the years.”


“Made from vineyards in Valpolicella, this wine has an impressive lingering finish with rich flavor.

The blend is 85% Corvina Veronese, 10% Rondinella, and 5% Corvinone.

On the nose, it delivers delicate hints of almond and violet.
On the palate, it’s dry and smooth with good structure and wonderfully robust notes of cherry and prune.”


“Rich in personality and with great depth, this wine delivers a wide spectrum of fresh and complex aromas on the nose.

It’s full-bodied and full-flavored in the mouth, with notes that shift from dried apple and pineapple to pear and vanilla. Its long, brilliant finish lingers with delicious results.”