Zenato

Alanera Rosso Veronese Corvina Blend

8.939 ratings
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Lugana, Brescia, Lombardia, Italy
Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Ming L
9.0

This has developed nicely with a nice mix of fresh and dried fruits character. Red cherry, raisin, prune, espresso, and dried herbs. There is touch of medicinal note as well. Palate is rich and smooth as expected. Resolving tannins still have a good grip.
This can stand toe to toe with a lot of good Valpolicella Ripasso at half the price.

This has developed nicely with a nice mix of fresh and dried fruits character. Red cherry, raisin, prune, espresso, and dried herbs. There is touch of medicinal note as well. Palate is rich and smooth as expected. Resolving tannins still have a good grip.
This can stand toe to toe with a lot of good Valpolicella Ripasso at half the price.

Jun 26th, 2022
Kristen Mantei

Very earthy aromas, some baking spices and a little funk, some raisiny and figgy dried fruits right after a swirl. The tannins dominate the palate on the first few sips, then are more balanced by some tart fruit acidity. Lighter bodied than your usual merlot and cab sauv... from the corvina, rondinella and corvinone. The Fig Wine from Fall Fruits Class in the before times. Smell it more than I taste it. ]

Very earthy aromas, some baking spices and a little funk, some raisiny and figgy dried fruits right after a swirl. The tannins dominate the palate on the first few sips, then are more balanced by some tart fruit acidity. Lighter bodied than your usual merlot and cab sauv... from the corvina, rondinella and corvinone. The Fig Wine from Fall Fruits Class in the before times. Smell it more than I taste it. ]

May 7th, 2022
Anthony Kluska

Oh the mouthfeel. Once again zenato produces beautifully textured wine. 88 for The Taste 90 for the texture very warming beautiful

Oh the mouthfeel. Once again zenato produces beautifully textured wine. 88 for The Taste 90 for the texture very warming beautiful

Dec 24th, 2020
LE Long

Should probably drink this with food but didn't and still loved it

Should probably drink this with food but didn't and still loved it

Oct 11th, 2020
John Singer

Clear ruby color. Nose of graphite and ripe red fruit. Tastes of cocoa, mint, and rhubarb. Highish acid and very tannic.

Clear ruby color. Nose of graphite and ripe red fruit. Tastes of cocoa, mint, and rhubarb. Highish acid and very tannic.

Apr 19th, 2020
Willie Carter

A rich ruby color in the glass with a wide brim and light cherry accents. The oak presence on the nose is so beautifully restrained to go along with the somewhat muted blue fruit and underbrush. This is not an expensive wine whatsoever but it really does drink far above itself. This is quality stuff. Mostly Corvina and Rondinella, this is a bit less austere than I was expecting. Big and juicy, there’s an innate smoothness here. Limited amounts of rusticity, there is still a deep earthy element bordering on light funk. That nice oak and leather commingle on the tongue with wonderful results and that’s just when the dark chocolate kicks in. A hint of spice on the shortish finish takes us home. Really good stuff and not nearly as old school as I thought. Something different and fun.

A rich ruby color in the glass with a wide brim and light cherry accents. The oak presence on the nose is so beautifully restrained to go along with the somewhat muted blue fruit and underbrush. This is not an expensive wine whatsoever but it really does drink far above itself. This is quality stuff. Mostly Corvina and Rondinella, this is a bit less austere than I was expecting. Big and juicy, there’s an innate smoothness here. Limited amounts of rusticity, there is still a deep earthy element bordering on light funk. That nice oak and leather commingle on the tongue with wonderful results and that’s just when the dark chocolate kicks in. A hint of spice on the shortish finish takes us home. Really good stuff and not nearly as old school as I thought. Something different and fun.

Feb 22nd, 2020
Jennifer Lambert

Bold and stunning, especially for the price.

Bold and stunning, especially for the price.

Dec 17th, 2019
LMB
8.7

2015 Rossi Veronese. Good buy.

2015 Rossi Veronese. Good buy.

Nov 9th, 2019
Ming L
8.7

A hearty Corvina blend that delivers the profile of a baby Amarone pedigree yet provides early drinking pleasure.
Aroma and tastes of plum, raisin, toffee, sweet spice, and tobacco. The palate, though not as rich and luxuries as an Amarone, was round and warm. Lingering finish. 13.5% abv feels a bit heady.
50% of the fruits, including a small percentage of Cab and Merlot, were dried for about 45 days.
A great buy for less than $15.00. Should continue to improve with further bottle aging.

A hearty Corvina blend that delivers the profile of a baby Amarone pedigree yet provides early drinking pleasure.
Aroma and tastes of plum, raisin, toffee, sweet spice, and tobacco. The palate, though not as rich and luxuries as an Amarone, was round and warm. Lingering finish. 13.5% abv feels a bit heady.
50% of the fruits, including a small percentage of Cab and Merlot, were dried for about 45 days.
A great buy for less than $15.00. Should continue to improve with further bottle aging.

Sep 14th, 2019
LMB
8.8

Good. Needs to breathe, but it’s complex enough that it hits the tangy notes on the back of the tongue.

Good. Needs to breathe, but it’s complex enough that it hits the tangy notes on the back of the tongue.

Sep 12th, 2019