Zyme, Valpolicella DOP Classico Superiore
Smooth, elegant, refined, as well as light-bodied, although the latter term does not imply lack of complexity. On the one hand, a clean-edged profile gives it classic typicity, but its genuineness reflects great personality on the other. This is the expressiveness that Gaspari strives to bring out, reflecting the grapes, the soils and the care, increasingly painstaking, to avoid invasive winemaking procedures. The fresh-picked grapes are fermented in September-October at natural temperatures, then re-fermented in January for about 14 days, following the traditional "ripasso” method, on the skins of the grapes used to produce Amarone. The wine matures at least three years in large Slavonian oak casks, then in the bottle.
Tasting notes :
Appears a slightly garnet-tinged ruby-red, with pale purplish highlights at the rim. A gentle swirling of the glass will release very subtle fragrances of ripe dark cherry and, paradoxically, a hint of tobacco leaf. After a smooth, easy entry,it is silky and seductive, with judicious impressions of ripe fruit and spices.