Rosato

Alpha Zeta

Pronunciation
Rose-ah-toe
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Alpha Zeta
Region
Veneto
Oenologist
Matt Thomson

Overview

Alpha Zeta was started in 1999 when leading New Zealand winemaker, 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's expertise, preserve these flavours in the finished wines. The result is a realisation of the potential inherent in Veronese viniculture. 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
Vinification
Maceration on the skins for 18 hours. Fermented at low temp to retain delicate Corvina perfumes
Aging
Temp controlled stainless steel tanks until bottling to maximize freshness
Alcohol
12%
| Appearance
Vibrant light pink
| Aroma
Lifted perfume of wild strawberries, warm cherry pie and sherbet
| Taste
Vibrant and fresh on the palate, with a fresh, lively cherry fruit character and a fragrant finish and lively acidity.
| Serving Suggestions
Excellent with Salad, Fish, Chicken dishes. A wonderful patio wine.

Rosato

Suggested Retail:
$15.00
CSPC#:
717016
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
12