Sparkling Wine Sunday! “Z” for Zardetto!

by Jennifer Stinnett on December 30, 2012

As I parked in the last spot in the overflow parking lot section, grabbed the last cart with the wobbly wheel I made my way thru the Christmas last minute shoppers to the wine section. I stood there. What was I going to bring? … and then I thought, what if a masked errand boy would leap out and do all my shopping for me? Hmmmmm….

Zardetto sparking wine, sparkling wine, zardetto proseccoZ
Zardetto Brut Prosecco NV
Prosecco Brut Treviso DOC

Coming to us from Italy, the Zardetto winery has been around for 40 years and has been a leader in sparkling wine during that time. Fabio Zardetto is the current owner of the winery, who comes from a long line of researchers and wine making experts. To create this sparkling Prosecco wine, secondary fermentation is carried out in large pressured tanks called autoclavi, also known as “The Italian Method,” over a period of nearly 40 days. This gives the wine that flowery, fruity Prosecco taste. Once secondary fermentation is complete, the Prosecco is finally filtered and bottled. Which brings the fun sparkling goodness to us!

How about the taste? It’s a bit on the dry and tart side of things. You won’t find a lot of sugars in this one. I did however, with the use of a wine stopper (Wine Stopper for Sparkling Wines) enjoy this wine the next day much more. The taste is lemon, citrus, and a little lime with some peaches mixing in for good measure. The site indicates strawberry’s are in the notes … I didn’t detect that. Another site indicates an almond taste. Perhaps those with a better palate will taste all of these!

Wondering what the price is on Z Zardetto Prosecco? It’s not bad at all, while I did pick this up at a holiday price, you can find this one for around $20/bottle. Great to bring for a brunch and even as an after dinner drink.

I will warn you … this one has lots and lots of bubbles. On the first pour it was exciting to see the bubbly foam! I also tried putting in some juice to make this a bit more on the sweet side which worked really nice. So, if it’s too dry, try putting in your favorite juice for a little more fun.

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles …. have you tried this wine? Do you like it? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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