Zenato Recioto della Valpolicella Classico 2010
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Recioto della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: February 14, 2017
- Last modified: February 14, 2017
Recioto originates in “recia,” meaning ear, and describing the the top part of the bunches that enjoy the best sun exposure. Here Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta are dried over 5 months and pressed at the end of February before a 3-week ferment in horizontal stainless tanks prior to 2 years in oak barriques. Burnished brown sugar, carmelized plums, dried figs, tobacco, hints of reduced balsamic, cardamom and old wood in this very sweet-meets-savoury Recioto della Valpolicella. Classically old-school and perfectly so, with well-placed, firm acidity lifting the concentrated fruit. Complex and alluring through a very lengthy finish. Take with a cheese plate or ripe figs and blue cheese.