The Zonin family’s involvement in the world of wine, which began in Gambellara two centuries ago, has grown into a large-scale operation that reaches into many national and international regions. Today the enormous area covered spans vineyards from Veneto to Tuscany, Friuli, Piedmont, Sicily and even the US, making for a high-caliber range that comprises both simple interpretations, where the focus is on varietal expression, as well as interesting readings of the relationship between grape and terroir. The Etymo ’17, a Bordeaux blend (mostly Merlot), comes from vineyards situated on the southern slope of the Euganean Hills. Aged in oak and concrete, today the wine proves immediately expressive and sweet in its notes of ripe red fruit, enlivened by refreshing balsamic and spicy nuances. The palate is close-woven and superbly harmonious. A Ripasso ’18 from Verona sees cherry intertwined with notes of fine herbs and dried flowers, while in the mouth the wine proves generous, marked by nice tension.