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Alpha Zeta - `V` Valpolicella 2018

Red Wine from Veneto · Italy
£10.50 £8.40
Case Rate: £8.40
Ex Tax: £7.00
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Wine Region: Veneto
Wine Area: Valpolicella
Wine Maker: Matt Thomson
Grape: Corvina Blend
Grape Percentage: 80% Corvina/Corvinone20% Rondinella
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
Limited Stock: (11 btls)
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Country:
Wine Region: Veneto
Wine Area: Valpolicella
Wine Maker: Matt Thomson
Grape: Corvina Blend
Grape Percentage: 80% Corvina/Corvinone20% Rondinella
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now

Wine tasting notes

Bright, youthful ruby in colour with a lively, cherry perfume giving way to a fresh, ripe cherry pie character on the palate. Soft, rounded, juicy tannins lend body and temper the exuberant youthful fruit which continues to the 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 pumped to stainless steel tanks purpose built for fermenting red wine. The must was left in contact with the skins for seven days, then fermentation took place at up to 30°C. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tank in which the wine was held until bottling