The Zýmē Winery, Reflecting Terroir Into Wines
Located in the green of the Veneto region, the Zýmē Winery has its root in the San Pietro province of Cariano. Tradition and innovation co-exist in the estate, giving birth to top-class wines. With its vineyards and olive groves scattered over Valpolicella, Veronese, and Vicenza, the company has adopted a new winemaking philosophy that reflects the fertility and minerality of the terroirs.
Historic Wines of Valpolicella
In Greek, Zýmē means ‘yeast’ – a fundamental element in oenology. It also represents the essential value that Celestino Gaspari, the owner, gives to his passion for wine production. He experiments new ways of winemaking while making sure that the production line reflects the historic wines of Valpolicella. His philosophy can be seen in the company’s logo – a vine leaf with a pentagonal inscribed on it. The four corners of the pentagon signify man, vine, earth, sun, and water.
Gifted Soil in Italy
The vineyard-zone features one of the best soils in Italy, expressing the richness of the territory. Zýmē produces wines from estate-owned grapes, and some purchased from collaboration contracts. The production staff cultivates a broad array of grapes, including Incrocio Manzoni, Gold Traminer, Kerner, Rondinella Albina, Garganega, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano Toscano, and Chardonnay. In some plots, they grow Corvina, Corvinone, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Teroldego, Croatina, Oseleta, Sangiovese, and Marzemino.
All the wine production processes take place under the supervision of expert winemakers, resulting in luscious red, white, and sparkling wines. In the re-established cellar, modern machinery is introduced to ensure the standard quality. There is a lot to learn in the wine cellar while sipping on the company’s best vintages.