Valpolicella DOC

Alpha Zeta

Pronunciation
val-paul-ee-CHELL-o
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Alpha Zeta
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Matt Thomson

Overview

The objective with their Valpolicella is to make a fresh wine that characterizes the best the Corvina grape can offer. It also has a small amount of Rondinella and Corvinone. The resulting wine has a fragrant nose and a palate showing cherry characteristics. We can say a Valpolicella for Pinot Noir fans. A lightly balanced tannic structure is present and which compliments the fruit and acidity in the wine. The tannins are soft with a gentle pull on the palate, which makes this a wine to enjoy with or without food. The Veneto winter was characterised by cold, wet weather which gave way to a cool, rainy spring. Conditions improved in late May with a hot, dry June with good diurnal temperature differences. Harvest was approximately a week later than 2009 and the grapes were picked in good condition with good acidity levels, better pH than 2009 and lovely aromatic qualities.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
100% Corvina/Corvinone
Vinification
In stainless steel tanks, must was left in contact with the skins for seven days
Aging
Resting in tanks for 6 months and then in bottle.
Alcohol
12.5%
| Appearance
Ruby red with a youthful rim
| Aroma
Perfumes of fresh black cherries
| Taste
Nicely balanced and juicy on the palate, with a supple structure and attractive lively finish.
| Serving Suggestions
A very social red. Great with pasta and meat sauce, cheeses and bbq burger. Great with friends.

Valpolicella DOC

Suggested Retail:
$16.00
CSPC#:
717014
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12