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Family traditions from 1870

Zeni is an historical winery sitting in the hills of lake Garda Bardolino, Italy. The family has spent the last 150 years dedicating themselves to producing some of most elegant and traditional wines in both Bardolino and Valpolicella.

Today, the fifth generation, represented by Fausto, Elena and Federica, drives with dedication and passion the winery, which has two locations. The main one is in the heart of Bardolino and the second one in Fumane, in the Valpolicella Classico area. While Valpolicella and Bardolino are the main focus, Zeni also produces excellent wines from other denominations in the Veneto region like Soave and Lugana.

Vigne Alte Soave

This blend of Garganega, trebbiano and chardonnay offers some of the best value in Italian white. Medium bodied and fresh, this wine retains a round mouthfeel making it perfect with both light and richer dishes. White flowers on the nose lead into a tree fruit laden palate with delicate minerality and a long finish

Bardolino Classico

Bardolino is an appelation that offers up the purest form of the Corvina grape. Light, fresh and on the delicate side, this wine is an excellent option when you need a red wine to pair with fish or other light dishes. Lots of crunchy red fruits and a subtle spicy character.

Marogne Valpolicella Ripasso

Valpolicella ripasso is an interesting style of wine that lies somewhere between a Valpolicella Classico and an Amarone. Instead of using dried grapes, only a small portion of grapes for the fermentation are dried, retaining freshness while adding richness, alcohol and body. Full bodied and smooth, expect flavours of black and blue berries with sweet spice and a pleasantly long finish

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Amarone Classico

Made using dried grapes like a traditional Amarone, this cuvee differs from other Amarones in that it undergoes ageing in new french barriques after fermentation. This ageing adds some structure to the wine as well as a more intense spicy characteristic. The resulting wine is even more long lived than a traditional amarone and offers lovely spicy complexity behind intensely rich and ripe berries.

Amarone Barriques

Made using dried grapes like a traditional Amarone, this cuvee differs from other Amarones in that it undergoes ageing in new french barriques after fermentation. This ageing adds some structure to the wine as well as a more intense spicy characteristic. The resulting wine is even more long lived than a traditional amarone and offers lovely spicy complexity behind intensely rich and ripe berries.

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Recioto Della Valpolicella

Recioto della Valpolicella is an extremely traditional dessert wine from the Veneto region made in a similar style to Amarone in that it uses dried grapes. This recioto diverges from the path to becoming an Amarone during fermentation, where the process is halted via a series of frequent rackings. This ensures that there is lower alcohol and a large amount of residual sugar giving the wine its sweetness. Expect beautiful ripe red berries and herbs with a woodsey cardomom finish. The perfect dessert wine for anything chocolate!