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Alpha Zeta - `C` Chardonnay 2019

White wine from Veneto · Italy
£8.87 £7.10
Case Rate: £7.10
Ex Tax: £5.92
Country:
Wine Region: Veneto
Wine Area: Valpolicella
Wine Maker: Matt Thomson
Grape: Chardonnay
Grape Percentage: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Percentage: 13
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
Limited Stock: (6 btls)
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Country:
Wine Region: Veneto
Wine Area: Valpolicella
Wine Maker: Matt Thomson
Grape: Chardonnay
Grape Percentage: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Percentage: 13
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now

Wine tasting notes

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.

Winery information

Alpha Zeta

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 wines from the hills outside Verona. The aim was to work with growers (rather than buy bulk wine, which is standard among most wines from Verona at this price) to obtain ripe grapes (by reducing yields and picking later) and then, using Matt

Vinification notes

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.