Alpha Zeta’s innovative value driven Veneto wines come from a collaboration involving the winemaking consultant Matt Thompson, Canadian Master of Wine and Decanter contributor David Gleave and an eager cooperative manager, Gaetano Tobin, who oversees several growers who have fantastic vineyard plots in Monteforte and Valpantena. Gaetano is a longtime acquaintance of David Gleave’s. David and Matt proposed a collaboration that would pay a higher amount for grapes from low yields of fruit resulting from very specific progressive vineyard practices. The quality of the fruit is very high and all vines are planted out with a high density of vines per hectare. These vineyard plots have perfect exposure located away from the plains and are situated on a higher range of rolling hills.
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.
Clean, crisp and fresh but still with plenty of character, this wine is lively and aromatic, with the classic freshly baked bread crust perfumes and ripe, juicy pear character. A classic aperitif or complement to pan-Asian cuisine, salads and light pasta and fish dishes.
Varietal: Pinot Grigio