Vineyards

Azienda Agricola Zýmē of Celestino Gaspari

Town: San Pietro In Cariano (Verona)
Year planted: 1999
Hectares in vine: 30
Grape production: 250,000 kg
Annual wine production: 100,000 bottles
Full-time staff: 13
Individual wines: 11
White wines: 3
Red wines: 8
Other products: 2 grappas, 1 extravirgin olive oil

Zýmē has adopted over the years a diffused operations model, cultivating vineyards and olive groves distributed across the Veneto region, with particular concentrations in the Valpolicella and Verona areas, and in the province of Vicenza.

The selection of such a rich array of growing areas reflects the winery philosophy, which places great emphasis on research, curiosity, and experimentation.

The current portfolio of sites are the fruit of diverse situations (some belong to the family, others were purchased, still others are contracted) designed to represent and express the richness of this overall area by taking advantage of particular soils and microclimates linked to individual parcels.

Such significant viticultural diversity represents for Zýmē an uninterrupted source of richness and challenges, and encourages the fullest expression of this polyvalent project that sees in wines such as Harlequin and Kairos, crafted from a minimum of 15 grape varieties, the winery’s standard-bearers.

Why Zýmē

The name Zýmē, from Greek, means “yeast.” Yeast is, of course, an indispensible element in the world of oenology, but it also bears a symbolic meaning, since it conjures up the concept of naturalness, a fundamental value in Celestino Gaspari’s professional and existential journey, as well as the process of fermenting, understood as a continuous striving towards transformation.In harmony with that philosophy, the winery logo represents a grapevine leaf in which is centred a pentagon, symbol of the five basic elements that combine to yield wine: man-vine-earth-sun-water. Find out more...