Review by Eric Tansey, CSW Another great deal in the sparkling wine realm ! Light straw in color with vibrant garden fresh strawberry aromas with a little touch of strawberry frosting on the nose as well. Fresh strawberry characteristics followed by a little green strawberry on the finish, like when you nibble on the top of the strawberry near the leaf-y part. Lots of refreshing bubbles with a touch of sweet. Lower acidity as far as sparkling wines go, but it still maintains both solid structure and finesse. An elegant Prosecco with a solid black bottle, an elegant gold wrapper, and a great price point, makes this an easy go-to for any special occasion. Cheers!
Tansey’s Blind Rating – 90 Points
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Selection – Zonin Prosecco
Region – Friuli, Italy
Vintage – Non Vintage
Varietal – Glera
Oak – Unoaked
Style – Charmat Method/ Tank Method
Alcohol – 11%
Food Pairing – Alone as an aperitif, in a Bellini cocktail, blackened salmon with luscious blue cheese sauce, strawberry short cake, watermelon, hard cheese
What is Prosecco?
Prosseco is an Italian wine region that is famous for classic sparkling wines made From the Glera Grape and sometimes blended with other minor varietals. Prosecco is located inside of the larger Veneto region in northeast Italy. Prosecco is often made using the Charmat Method, which means that the wine is begun in the same way as any other white wine but instead of bottling the wine and adding yeast and sugar to jump start another fermentation to create CO2 (bubbles), the wine is placed into a large vat and then the yeast and sugar is added, so that the secondary fermentation is completed inside of the tank. This is a much more inexpensive way of making sparkling wine, which in turn drives down the cost for you, the consumer. Eric Tansey, CSW, Somm1
From the Winery – http://www.zoninprosecco.com/our-story/
The largest private vineyard in Friuli Italy
ZONIN1821, Italy’s largest privately held wine company, presents a new Prosecco, the wine to enjoy with life’s simple moments.Prosecco’s attractive packaging makes it the perfect choice for all occasions, from a night at home with friends to a night out on thetown. Zonin Prosecco is a varietal wine made from the Prosecco grape which is native to the Veneto region. There, the Zonin family owns the largest Prosecco vineyards in Italy and it is from these vineyards that the fruit for Prosecco is sourced. This control over all aspects of the production from vineyard to glass allows Zonin to produce the freshest Prosecco on the market.
Prosecco is a lively, sparkling wine that is essential to having fun Italianstyle. It is dry and food friendly and adds an element of festivity to any gathering or meal. Prosecco’s fresh and fruity flavor profile make it easy to pair with any kind of food and also makes it a delightful aperitif. Its stylish yet classic packaging is eye catching and makes it the centerpiece of any table or discussion. A glass of Prosecco with friends is the perfect way to enjoy all of life’s simple moments. Francesco Zonin, Vice President of ZONIN1821, says Prosecco is the beginning of almost any Italian get together. “I always open a bottle of Prosecco when I get together with friends. It is fresh and easy to enjoy, whether you begin the night with it as an aperitif or enjoy it throughout the meal.” A bottle of Zonin Prosecco is the easy way to make any experience a truly Italian experience, and one that enhances the joy of life. It is not just a sparkling wine, but a wine that sparkles. Add the essence of the Italian lifestyle to your next gathering with Zonin Prosecco and invite that simple sparkle that makes every little moment one to enjoy and remember.
Try this recipe in pairing from Tanseyreviews http://tanseyreviews.com/2016/10/21/blackened-salmon-with-blue-cheese-sauce/