Wine Spectator 2018: new scores and tasting notes for Zymé wines

For the first time in Italy we’d like to share this new reviews about the last vintages tasted by Wine Spectator.

Harlequin 2009 – 94 pts : “Ripe and rich black currant coulis and black cherry fruit, along with dried fig and dark chocolate notes, try for exuber- ance in this medium- to full-bodied red, only to be reined in by the sleek, refined tannins and restrained overall balance. Give this some air or me in the cellar for all of the nuances to show. A blend of more than a dozen local and interna onal grape varie es, both red and white. Best from 2020 through 2030. 278 cases made.”

Amarone 2011 – 93 pts: Creamy and harmonious, this full-bodied red offers a core of baked black cherry fruit, fig cake and dried thyme fla- vors layered with fine-grained tannins. Accents of singed orange peel and espresso crème linger on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 766 cases made.”

Kairos 2012 – 93 pts: Eucalyptus notes and a wa of mesquite smoke underscore the fig cake, dried cherry, cocoa powder and orange zest flavors in this dense and chewy red, which is rich and expressive, with a long, spiced, silky finish. A blend of more than a dozen local and interna onal grape varie es, both red and white. Best from 2020 through 2032. 833 cases made.”

Kairos 2013 – 92 pts: “Aroma c with mace and singed orange peel accents, this well-spiced red is full-bodied and rich, offering kirsch, tarry smoke, grilled herb and licorice string flavors layered with creamy tannins that firm the finish. Try this with grilled lamb. A blend of more than a dozen local and interna onal grape varie es, both red and white. Drink now through 2028. 1,168 cases made.“

Tranaltri Passito Bianco 2012 – 92 pts: “Abundant dried herb, singed orange peel and spice notes drive this silky swee e, with finely meshed flavors of toast- ed almond, kirsch and iodine, balanced by sleek acidity. Offers a long, creamy finish. Trebbiano Toscano and Garganega. Drink now through 2025. 189 cases made.”

60 20 20 Cabernet 2012 – 91 pts: “An appealing red, medium- to full-bodied and finely balanced, with a subtle, spicy undertow to the flavors of black and red currant, creamed cherry, dried sage and tar- nged smoke. Lightly chewy on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2027. 1,025 cases made.”

Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2015 – 90 pts: A ripe and fruit-forward red, medium-bodied and silky, with sweet mulled cherry and baked strawberry flavors, accented by hints of mocha, candied orange peel and grilled herb. Drink now through 2023. 1,685 cases made.”

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...