Alpha Zeta was started in 1999 when Liberty Wines set out to produce a range of modern, fruit-driven wines from the hills outside Verona. Working with leading New Zealand winemaker, Matt Thomson, 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.
Ruby red in colour, this Ripasso opens with a concentrated nose full of aromas of red fruits and dried cherries. Full-bodied on the palate, it shows lovely balance between an opulent cherry-pie character and supple structure. The finish is long with a mouthwatering bitter-cherry twist.
Golden in colour, this wine has a fresh, aromatic nose with perfumes of acacia blossom and a touch of dried herbs. On the palate, the Garganega is lively with a rich minerality and a clean, zesty finish.
This Amarone is deep and intense on the nose with aromas of dried cherries and blueberries and notes of spiced autumn fruit compote. On the palate it is powerful, with a lovely balance of ripe tannins and spiced, concentrated savoury cherry fruit character. A touch of woodsmoke completes the long finish.
Bright straw yellow in the glass, this wine is aromatic and concentrated with a thread of minerality. The palate is clean, fresh and fruit driven, with a medium-bodied mouthfeel and long finish.
This is a youthful, bright ruby coloured wine with fresh, vibrant aromas of ripe cherries and red berries. The palate is balanced and juicy with a supple structure, plum and cinnamon flavours and a lively finish.
This single vineyard Pinot Grigio has great intensity of flavour and balance. It has lifted aromas of pear and bread crust, typical for Pinot Grigio of this region. The nose gives way to lovely weight and a silky texture on the palate, with hints of dried herbs. The wine finishes dry with a zesty acidity and a saline minerality on the finish.
This is a pale lemon coloured wine, with clean, bright aromas of almond blossom and herbal notes. With fresh acidity, the palate is ripe and concentrated, full of apple and pear flavours. The finish is lively and crisp with a rich minerality.
This wine is pale pink in colour with fresh aromas of strawberries and red cherry, complimented by subtle floral notes. The wine is dry on the palate, with a vibrant red fruit character and a slightly mineral finish.
This is a lively, youthful, ruby coloured wine with fresh cherry aromas that develop into a rich cherry pie character on the palate. Soft, supple tannins are complemented by the concentrated fruit through to the characterful finish.