Zonin Prosecco Review (2021)

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What Kind of Wine Is Zonin Prosecco?

Traditionally from Veneto in North-Eastern Italy, Prosecco is named after a small village near Trieste. It is fermented almost solely from a grape called Glera. Proseccos are non-vintage and do not come with a year of production on the label. And they are versatile, pairing well with everything.

Zonin Prosecco is not made with the traditional champagne method, where riddling is involved, but with a method used exclusively in Italian winemaking. Since Proseccos are made in a less expensive way than Champagne, they are very affordable.


Zonin Prosecco Review

  • Winery — ZONIN1821
  • Country/Region — Italy, Veneto, Prosecco
  • Type — Italian Prosecco
  • Aroma — Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Strawberry, Pear, Lemon, Grapefruit
  • Grapes — Glera
  • Taste — Green Apple, Grapefruit, Mango, Blueberry, Brioche Bread, Honey, Tomato Leaf, Wet Grass, Almond
  • Alcohol Content — 11%
  • Sugar — Dry
  • Pairing — Caprese Salad, Pan-seared Salmon, Poultry, Mozzarella Cheese

Zonin Prosecco DOC is an elegant and playful Italian sparkling wine. Pleasantly fruity with fresh, aromatic notes on the palate and the finish, Zonin Prosecco is seductive and sensual. Filled with almond flavors and lively bubbles, it is also a dynamic and energetic sparkling. I can only but recommend it.

Overall Rating: 4.0

Positives
  • Lively Bubbles
  • Sophisticated Nose
  • Delicious Palate
  • Fresh And Aromatic Finish
Negatives
  • Bitter Aftertaste

Tasting Notes

This sparkling has a pleasing, almost compelling tasting profile. Zonin Prosecco opens with floral fragrances and green fruit aromas—an indication of freshness. In the mouth, exotic fruit flavors join citrus and vegetal tastes. That is a complex palate, as Proseccos do not usually combine so many different layers of primary and secondary flavors harmoniously. Zonin Prosecco has a zippy acidity that drives to a creamy, lingering finish.

Appearance

Zonin Prosecco wine has a pale lemon color as it pours into the glass. Next, it opens to a clean center as it develops medium golden hues around the sides. The tears of the wine are long and watery and complement the overall appearance. Zonin Prosecco is beautiful, fresh, and attractive.

Aroma

Zonin Prosecco is very aromatic. As soon as the bottle is uncorked, sweet-smelling honeysuckle and jasmine aromas emerge. Soon after, fresh pear scents interlace with lemon and grapefruit notes, creating a delightful bouquet. A hint of fresh strawberry adds delicacy and finesse. Zonin Prosecco, therefore, has a flirtatious nose. Spectacular!

Taste

Zonin Prosecco is light and spirited on the tongue as the lively bubbles provide unstoppable refreshment. Furthermore, apple and grapefruit mingle with mango and blueberry to dominate the palate. The fruitiness is followed by brioche bread and honey notes, while touches of tomato leaf and wet grass add a vegetal tone. But what makes Zonin Prosecco distinctive is the nuttiness. The almond flavors give a phenomenal character to this Prosecco, extraordinarily completing the tasting profile.

Finish

Zonin Prosecco ends with an aromatic but creamy aftertaste. Tastes of pear and grapefruit hit the back of the palate contributing to the savory finish. Additional hints of almond and brioche bread impress as Zonin Prosecco concludes the wine-drinking experience triumphantly.

Rating

Zonin Prosecco might be one of the best Italian Proseccos. It is a delightful sparkler that delivers aromas and flavors of green apple, pineapple, and peach, with vibrant acidity. The fine bubbles balance the nuttiness, which is also present, creating a flawless wine that is distinctive. I cannot think of another Prosecco that comes as close to perfection as Zonin Prosecco. Drink now.

Zonin Prosecco Food Pairing

This Prosecco pairs with a wide selection of dishes. From Caprese salad to spicy crab cakes, and pan-seared salmon to chicken pesto with angel hair pasta, Zonin Prosecco is great with all these light meals. Salad with milky Mozzarella and crab cakes on the side combine incredibly with the wine’s abundance of almonds and hints of fresh citrus. Likewise, pairing Zonin Prosecco with pan-seared salmon with lemon and basil, or chicken pesto with angel hair pasta guarantees an immersive dining experience as well.

Think of it as an explosion of grapefruit blended with peach flavors, joining the mildly flavored salmon meat. Zonin Prosecco, except a superb brunch wine choice, is also fantastic as an aperitif. Gather a few friends, sit around the table, uncork Zonin Prosecco and delve into an endless fizziness.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes Zonin Prosecco?

Zonin Prosecco is a product of ZONIN1821, located in Veneto, Italy, one of the most, if not the most prestigious Prosecco-only winery in the world. Founded in 1821, Zonin has perfected the craft of producing sparkling wines for nearly two-hundred years. Today, it is considered one of the most important Italian wine producers in the world. ZONIN1821 operates under the philosophy that “each region has its own traditions; each region has its own wine.” The winery encompasses nearly five-thousand acres of vineyards throughout Italy’s wine regions. It produces wines characteristic of the unique components of each appellation.

How Is Zonin Prosecco Made?

Zonin Prosecco is made with the Glera varietal and follows the Charmat fermentation method. Known also as the Tank Method, Charmat ensures a perfect balance of sweetness and vibrant acidity. It allows the production of wines that preserve their fruity varietal character. In addition, it is used extensively in the production of Italian sparkling wines, like Zonin Prosecco.

After harvest, the grapes are pressured and crushed to release their juice. This grape juice undergoes two separate alcoholic fermentations. During the first, it is fed into large tanks to preserve fresh fruit flavors. Afterward, the fermented juice goes into another vessel, this time pressurized, to conserve natural vibrancy. When the second fermentation completes, the produced wine is filtered from sediments and bottled, again under pressure, resulting in a refreshing and easy-to-drink beverage.

Where Is Zonin Prosecco Made?

Zonin Prosecco is made in Veneto, Northern Italy. The vineyards are located next to the Alps and on the extensive plain of the River Po. Generally, Veneto has a moderate climate with hot summers and ample rainfall. The Alps form a barrier and shelter the vineyards from rain to prevent the development of rot. Local rivers and glacial lakes, such as Lake Garda, provide a moderating influence on Veneto and other inland areas. And to protect the grapes from sunburn, as well as allowing air to circulate, minimizing the risk of rot, a complex trellising system called Pergola is used.

In this system, the vine canopy is trained high, with the grapes hanging down below a horizontal leaf canopy. Italy grows many indigenous grape varieties, producing a diverse range of wine styles, from sparkling wines to bold, luscious reds. It is a winemaking region that makes wine for over a thousand years. It defends the notion that the vineyard location is more important than science and the winemaker’s role in wine production.

How to Serve Zonin Prosecco?

Zonin Prosecco is a fine sparkling wine and thus should be served in fluted glasses. The tight glass allows the concentration of bubbles and citrus aromas before they are sent rapidly to the top of the glass. In case flute glasses are not available, standard-sized white wine glasses will suffice and help the wine aerate and release its aromatic and flavor intensity. That said, Zonin Prosecco has to be chilled. It requires cooling for up to three hours at forty-one to forty-five degrees Fahrenheit (five to ten degrees Celsius) before serving.

On top of that, consumers need to maintain Zonin Prosecco cool to enjoy it. To do that, place the bottling in an ice bucket or wine cooler. The bucket should be filled three-quarters full with equal quantities of ice and water so that iced water surrounds the bottle. The water is then able to transfer the heat from the bottle to melt the ice. Air acts as an insulator, and the bottle chills. Remember, however, that over-chilling hides the flavors in wines, making them taste thin and without structure.

How Much Does Zonin Prosecco Cost?

Zonin Prosecco is an affordable sparkling wine. It does not have a rock-bottom price, but it also is not unaffordable for most people. The Zonin Prosecco price ranges from $10 to $14 per 750ml bottle, depending on the vendor. Consequently, every wine enthusiast can obtain it without significant cost-considerations. And Zonin Prosecco makes a fantastic everyday wine choice. So, buy it and try it.

How Long Does Zonin Prosecco Last?

The proper way to enjoy a Prosecco is when it is young. And Zonin Prosecco is not an exception to the rule. As such, it cannot benefit from bottle aging. In fact, the wine’s delicate nature decreases the longer wine enthusiasts take to uncork the bottle. Plus, the wine does not have the structural components required to withstand aging, like robust tannins or a high alcohol concentration. Within six months from the date of bottling, wine fans should consume Zonin Prosecco.

How Many Calories Does Zonin Prosecco Have?

Zonin Prosecco has an average caloric-density. There are about 20 calories in 1 fluid ounce of the beverage, equating to a total of 130 calories per serving. The calorie breakdown is 0 grams of fats, 0 grams of sodium, 5 grams of total carbohydrate, 0 grams of protein, and 0 grams of total sugars. Consequently, wine lovers need to take care when consuming this sparkling if they are on a low-carb diet. In every case, however, Zonin Prosecco calories are considered ordinary for white wine. Finally, Zonin Prosecco alcohol content is 11% per 750ml bottle.

Conclusion

Zonin Prosecco DOC is an elegant and playful Italian sparkling wine. Pleasantly fruity with fresh, aromatic notes on the palate and the finish, Zonin Prosecco is seductive and sensual. Filled with almond flavors and lively bubbles, it is also a dynamic and energetic sparkling. I can only but recommend it.

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