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Veneto

Alpha Zeta was created in 1999 by UK wine importer, David Gleave MW, and New Zealand winemaker, Matt Thomson with this belief in mind...

They realised that the key is to marry local grape growers with impeccable winemaking.  All Alpha Zeta wines are made from indigenous grape varieties grown in the hills north-east of Verona.  The flavours of the grape shine through in the glass offering great value, quality and balance.  Matt works with local Veronese grape growers in hillside vineyards to select parcels of fruit, rather than buying in bulk wine. 

The Veneto is one of Italy’s main wine producing regions.  Situated in north-eastern Italy, with Verona at its heart bordered by Lake Garda to the west, the alpine Trentino-Alto Adige to the north and Venice and its surrounding Friuli-Venezia-Giulia to the east.  Within the region, the Soave and Valpolicella zones are two of the key areas for wine production.

While working with traditional Veronese grape varieties, Alpha Zeta have introduced a number of modern winemaking techniques to capture the fruit character and freshness in the wine.  Matt has introduced must-chillers into the winery to ensure that the grape must is kept cool prior to fermentation to preserve the flavours.  The introduction of lower temperature fermentation also reduces the loss of perfume and preserves the character of the grapes in the wine.


Red

Alpha Zeta 'C' Corvina 2016

Alpha Zeta 'R' Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2015

Alpha Zeta 'A' Amarone 2014

  • Silver - Sommelier Wine Awards

 

White

Alpha Zeta 'P' Single Vineyard 'Terrapieno' Pinot Grigio 2016

  • Commended - Sommelier Wine Awards