Verona IGT “Oseleta” 2012 by Zymé
Zymé continue to push the Valpolicella envelope with this unique wine made entirely from the local oseleta grape variety. Few winemakers believe as passionately in and work as hard as Zymé towards the unlocking of the potential of autochthonous grapes of the region, and it shines through in this, very dry, very fresh, and terrifically terroir-expressive wine.
Assemblage: Oseleta 100%
Winemaking: The best grapes are harvested relatively late, in the first 20 days of October, then destemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts for 15 days. The wine then goes into oak for at least 36 months, and an extra year’s ageing in the bottle before release.
Colour: A deep violet colour, but with less opacity and more garnet over time.
Aroma: Lifted berry-fruit with a distinctive crunchy edge reminiscent of cranberries, along with a distinct forest-floor note and a pencil-shavings hint rather like petit verdot.
Palate: Powerful but subtle, notable tannins and zingy acidity that has integrated and interbalanced beautifully over the years.