Zeni - Barriques Amarone label
Zeni - Barriques Amarone bottle
Zeni - Barriques Amarone

Zeni - Barriques Amarone 2017


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Item# 83261-17/6PK

Product Ratings

Gambero Rosso pt
James Suckling 92pt


Since 1870 the Zeni Family have been dedicated to growing and producing classic Veronese wines. Fausto, Elena and Federica run the business following in their father Gaetano ‘Nino’ Zeni's footsteps. Ideally situated in the heart of the region they have the pick of the bunch from the long-term contract growers they deal with to help supplement their own production. They now manage 25 hectares of vineyards. Only the best grapes can result in wines with such a distinctive character that are true expressions of a unique terroir.

Technical data

Appellation: Appellation Amarone della Valpolicella Barriques DOCG. Vineyard location: Valpolicella Classica zone (hilly band to the north of Verona)
Soil: red-brown soil on detrital, limestone-marly and basaltic sediments
Vine yield per hectare: 80 ql./ha
Grape varieties: Corvina 40% – Corvinone 50% – Rondinella 10%
Grape harvest: hand selection of the best grape bunches coming from hilly vineyards. The grape is collected in small crates and left to raisin in order to achieve a high concentration of sugar, extracts, aromas and glycerine
Vinification techniques: Raisining of the grapes for 4 months followed by traditional skin fermentation by 20-25 days maceration.
Ageing: The Amarone Barriques is aged in French oak barriques for 12-24 months depending on the vintage followed by a short stay in stainless steel vats.
Wine analysis: Alcohol content 15.4% vol., Residual sugar 5 g/l, Dry extract 34 g/l, Total acidity 5.80, pH 3.50