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Alpha Zeta Pinot Grigio

Hand-harvested. Sustainable farming practices. De-stemmed, crushed and pumped to press with no sulfur addition. The juice chilled immediately and naturally settled. Fermentation took place at a cool, 12–14 degrees Celsius, in order to retain fresh fruit flavors.

Alpha Zeta was conceived in 1999 by David Gleave, MW. Working with star New Zealand winemaker, Matt Thomson, David set out to work intently with small, family-owned growers, not large enough to set up their own estates. This is in contrast to standard practice for the region, which is to buy bulk wine. The result is access to super high-quality fruit, the most important ingredient for a super high-quality wine, at extremely reasonable prices. Why the name? Because the wines cover a range of styles and varieties that exist in the area, from a dry, white Soave, to lively, young, Valpolicella, all the way through to a rich, brooding Amarone.

Winemaker: Matt Thomson
Country: Italy
Region: Monforte d’Alpone, Veneto
Type: White
Variety: Pinot Grigio
Farming: Sustainable
Production: 24,000 bottles
Soil: Granitic