Bright, straw yellow colour with a fresh, youthful bouquet with a mineral note adding complexity. On the palate it is well-balanced and clean, with a nice weight of ripe fruit and a crisp finish.
The Alpha Zeta wines go from strength to strength. Leading New Zealand winemaker Matt Thomson is now working with two co-operatives whose vineyards cover about 1,900 hectares in the hills northeast of Verona. With this great range of vineyards and fruit to choose from, Matt is now able to demonstrate even better the potential inherent in Veronese viticulture. Alpha Zeta was started in 1999 when UK wine importer Liberty Wines and Matt Thomson set out to produce a range of modern, fruit driven.. read more
The grapes were hand harvested, de-stemmed, crushed and chilled on the way to the press with no sulphur addition. The juice was naturally settled, racked and cultured yeasts were added to initiate fermentation which took place at 12-14°C. Half the wine was fermented in oak, while one third of the blend was put through malolactic fermentation in order to add complexity. Further complexity was derived from ageing on lees for six months.