Zeanto - in the hills of San Benedetto
The Zenato family winery is located in the hills of San Benedetto on the southern shore of Lake Garda in the town of Peschiera del Garda. Since the winery's inception in 1960, founding father Sergio Zenato has worked on his wines with determination and passion, combined with a constant quest for even better quality. The wines resulting from this work were highly regarded internationally and soon Zenato was considered a pioneer of Italian viticulture. Sergio Zenato's son Alberto, together with his sister Nadia and his mother, continues his father's life's work.
With success - as Italy's most renowned wine guide Gambero Rosso noted: "Sometimes it seems to us as if the Zenatos have a kind of magic wand with which they can locate the mood frequency of vineyard and customers alike. In any case, their reds and whites are characterized by a peaceful sweetness, an impressive freshness and an attuned finesse, without losing the expression of the vine or the terroir."
Vinification at the Zenato Winery
The Zenato family's 75 hectares are predominantly planted with red grape varieties, although the proportion of white grape varieties is growing steadily.
White wine grape varieties
- Pinot Grigio
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
Careful work on the vineyard (which includes the finest sites of the DOC regions of Lugana and Bardolino ) and working in harmony with natural conditions as well as traditional knowledge are prerequisites for qualities that come to market year after year from the house of Zenato. The harvests are sometimes well below the average yields of the region.
In the cellars Alberto Zenato follows also very conscientiously his own way. After a gentle pressing, the must is carefully processed to achieve a controlled and slow fermentation. Then refined in wooden barrels also by variety and finally bottled.
Great variety of white and red wines
Under senior Sergio Zenato, the family winery has distinguished itself as a pioneer of Lugana wine. In the meantime, this Italian white wine from the Trebbiano grape has become the spearhead of Zenato's range.
From Bardolino Chiaretto DOC and Bardolino DOC as everyday wines, the range extends to Ripassa Valpolicella Superiore DOC and the royal wine of Veneto, Amarone della Valpolicella DOC
More information aboutZenato
|Company Name:||Zenato Azienda Vitivinicola S.r.l.|
|Street:||Via San Benedetto 8|
|City:||37019 Peschiera del Garda (VR)|
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|Year of Incorporation:||1960|
|Vineyard Area:||75 Hektar|