Zyme Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2012
- Red Wine
This mouthwatering red features oak spice, mocha-laced cherry, fig cake and dried thyme flavors, with creamy tannins and a subtle hint of smoky mineral. Rich in flavor, but elegant overall. A balanced wine that's hard to stop sipping. -WS
Zyme is an award-winning Italian estate in the Veneto. The portfolio includes leading Valpolicella Classico and Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, but which is perhaps best known for its flagship IGT Verona wines, Harlequin and Kairos, which are made from at least 15 different grape varieties. Zyme also produce a rare varietal Oseleta. Grapes are sourced from multiple small parcels of vines throughout the Veneto, with concentrations in Valpolicella, Verona and Vicenza. Vineyards total around 30 hectares (74 acres), some of which are farmed under contract. The modern winery has been built on the site of a medieval quarry in the heart of Valpolicella Classico, and benefits from extensive cellars adapted from extensive quarry caves. Annual production totals around 80,000 bottles. Owner-winemaker Celestino Gaspari worked for many years in the winery of the legendary Guiseppe Quintarelli, who became his father-in-law.