Zeni CRUINO-IGT Rosso Barrique, 16%vol

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Zeni CRUINO-IGT Rosso Barrique, 16%vol

CRUINO IGT is the fruit of Nino Zeni’s passion and research: An elegant DOCG and IGT wine with intense flavour and pronounced characteristics.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red with a garnet red tinge

Bouquet: Hints of hay, bitter almonds and dried fruit

Palate: Full-bodied, overwhelming, mineral, slightly balsamic

Serving suggestions: Wine to be best enjoyed within 10 years from bottling, served at a temperature of 17-19°C, uncorking the bottle at least half an hour before serving

Technical data

Vineyard location: the province of Verona

Soil: hilly soil of morainic origin and red-brown soil of volcanic origin

Vine yield per hectare: 90 ql./ha

Grape varieties: Corvina Grossa 100%

Grape harvest: hand selection, in different harvesting sessions, of the best grape bunches that have reached optimum ripeness. The grapes are collected in small crates and left to raisin for a while.

Vinification techniques: traditional skin fermentation followed by 2-3 weeks maceration

Ageing: in French oak barriques for 10-18 months, depending on the vintage

Wine analysis: Alcohol content 16% vol., Residual sugar 7 g/l, Dry extract 34 g/l, Total acidity 7.00 g/l, pH 3.40


2019 Mundus Vini – Gold medal 2013
2019 Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso – 2013
2018 Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani – Best Wine 94 points 2013
2018 Gambero Rosso Vini d’Italia – 1 bicchiere 2012
2017 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Great Gold Medal 2012
2017 Decanter World Wine Awards – Commended 2012
2016 Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani – 86 pt. 2011
2016 Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso – 1 bicchiere 2011
2015 Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso – 1 bicchiere 2010
2015 I vini di Veronelli – 2 stelle 2010
2015 Guida Slow Wine – Segnalazione 2010
2015 Bibenda – Segnalazione 2010
2012 Merano Winefest – Segnalazione 2009
2011 Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronzo 2008
2010 Decanter World Wine Awards – Argento 2006
2010 International Wine Challenge – Segnalazione 2006
2009 Challenge International du Vin – Bronzo 2006