St Davids Food and Wine

Alpha Zeta, `R` Rosato

£8.99

From the hills outside Verona, this youthful Rosato is wonderfully quaffable. Dry and savoury on the palate, it has a vibrant red fruit character and fragrant finish.

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.

The vineyards are situated at 100-400 meters above sea level in the hills outside Verona in the Valpantena Valley and are south/south-east facing. Cool breezes blow down the valley from the foothills of the Dolomites, which moderate the climate, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly. This helps the grapes to retain their aromatic compounds and acidity. The soil is poor and chalky so the vines are put under stress and produce superior quality fruit. The vines are 20-30 years old on average and are trained using both the traditional Pergola Veronese and Guyot system.