Zymè derives from the Greek term for "yeast, ferment." Founded in 2000 as the outgrowth of a preceding brand (vine leaf circumscribed by a pentagon) into a team of consultants, it has now become a full-fledged azienda agricola, or farming estate, with its new title signifying research, selection, and expression of experience, married to everything that nature provides us with.
The Azienda Agricola Zymè, through its wines, its grappa, and its olive oil, has set itself the goal of achieving distinction because of certain choices that sometimes run counter to prevailing tendencies. Research into native varieties, expression of terroir, and natural genetic mutations are the ferment for an enthusiasm untrammelled by time or limits. This estate winery was founded in 2003, although our winemaking activity, as consultants, goes back to 1999. The motivation for founding the winery is simple, but also, paradoxically enough, complex. "My own relationship with the earth has always been close, a personal past with insistent influence, always in dialogue with nature, but without adequate expression. My many experiences in various environments did nothing to lesson this bond; instead, they served to strengthen it. Thus, after years of assisting winegrowers, which brought the invaluable advantage of an intimate understanding of the local terroirs, here I am finally able to give life to a dream that for too many years existed simply on paper. " says owner Celestino Gaspari.
Today their operation relies on some 18 hectares; some from the Gaspari family, others are farmed in cooperation with other landowners. Vines and olive trees are the crops that cover the lands. On the other hand, the winery has reached a conclusion which is one of the most original and particular structures all around the world (it is a Sandstone Quarry of 1400).
Zyme wines have recieved outstanding reviews from online authority Rober Parker who says "Proprietor Celestino Gaspari was once the heir apparent at Quintarelli. He has since struck out on his own at Zyme, where he spares no expense in his quest to make rich, textured wines. With this set of new releases it appears Gaspari has begun to achieve some of his lofty goals. These are simply fabulous wines. It will be interesting to see where the estate goes from here, but the direction seems pretty clear."