Zenato

Zenato

Founded by Sergio Zenato in 1960, the Azienda is now in the hands of his children, Alberto and Nadia. With 95 hectares, running from the banks of Lake Garda to nearby Valpolicella, the largest vineyard holdings are in Lugana where they were responsible for the rebirth of the region. Their Valpolicella vineyards are all in the ‘classic zone’. The wines are fermented according to their vineyard sites and ageing potential. The whites and the Bardolino are generally tank fermented whilst the majority of the reds and the Sergio Zenato range all receive time in different types of oak with four years in Slovenian casks for the Amarone Riserva.

Veneto
ITALY

“Sergio Zenato manicured the morainic hills for years, from the most strategic observation point on Lake Garda in Peschiera. His reflection was cast over the largest body of blue in Italy.

And since the 1960s, he saw in Trebbiano di Lugana something that few others had intuited: that the color, aromas, and favors of the white wine it produced could travel the world.”

Zenato. The soul of Lugana and the Heart of Valpolicella.

95 hectares of top vineyards in Lugana and Valpolicella’s “classic zone.” Two faces: One white, the other red, both emblems of high-quality wines that are born through a visceral passion for the land, through respect for time, through a family tradition that has championed local grape varieties for 60 years.

Viticulture

Zenato’s vineyards cover 95 hectares on the S. Cristina estate in San Benedetto di Lugana, devoted to Trebbiano di Lugana, and on the Costalunga estate in Valpolicella, home of Zenato’s famous Amarone, which is home to the renowned Corvina, Rondinella and Oseleta grape varieties. Finally, in Tuscany on a small 3.8-hectare estate, Zenato’s personal interpretation of the famous Bolgheri DOC is made from Cabernet and Merlot grape varieties.

Winemaking

The tireless commitment to excellence, the unbridled passion for our land, and the surprising potential of its native grape varieties: These are the ingredients that make Zenato wines extraordinarily different and unique at the same time. “From father to son. When your first steps happen between the rows in the vineyards. When family lunches are nourished by hope for a bountiful harvest. It’s difficult not to heed the call of the land. Difficult to forget who you are. But, above all, it’s difficult not to think about what you could do for your wines if your hands intertwine with those of your parents in an authentic way. I still feel that special warmth, even when I’m alone.” Alberto Zenato

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