Zenato Alanera Rosso 2019
This wine has forward aromas of black plum and blueberry pie. Though not an Amarone, the winery partially dries 50% of the grapes for a few months creating a wine made from both fresh fruit and dried fruit. This creates a wine that is lush and rich on the palate, but vibrant and intense in equal proportions. It is silky smooth, with a long finish of spiced plums and dried herbs.
The 2019 Rosso Alanera is zesty and fresh with peppery strawberry, graphite, wild herbs and hints of crushed stone wafting up from the glass. This flows across the palate, supple and enveloping, with ripe red and blue fruit. It leaves a subtle coating of tannins while finishing a bit short yet classically dry and fresh. The Alanera is a blend of 55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon which are partially dried for thirty to forty-five days.
A balanced, medium-bodied red, with herbed olive, sun-dried cherry and black tea flavors underscored by a note of fresh earth. Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now. 15,000 cases made, 7,000 cases imported.