Zardetto Prosecco DOC Rosé Extra Dry 2020 - Veneto, Italy
The pink flavour of cherry in an Italian sparkling wine
The Beverage Journal "Elegant and persistent, offering fruity aromas of golden apple, white peach and small berries on the nose, intermingled with notes of spring flowers...showcases the gentle and delicate color of Pinot Noir grapes..."
Winemaker "A pale and gentle Italian sparkler, with delicately pink with violet hues. A sensual wine combining the delicate fruitiness of the Glera grape with the berry-flavored spiciness of Pinot Noir. A modern aperitif for discerning palates and a versatile companion to a variety of foods."
Winemaker "Exuberant, lively and fragrant on the palate with refreshing acidity and well balance fruitiness creating full, enveloping and almost creamy bubbles."
Zardetto winemakers first lead by the forefather of the estate, Bepi Zardetto have been making award winning wines for close to one hundred years, and prosecco since the 1950s. The terrior of the Veneto region is famed for Prosecco production.
The Zardetto vineyard is located in a complex hill system shaped by ancient glaciers, not far from the left bank of the river Piave, equidistant from the Dolomites. This provides protection which keeps its climate gentle and temperate. It is within this landscape between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene that the vineyard is located, contributing to the regions' fame as Italy's acclaimed exclusive region for Prosecco production.
Veneto is an important wine region in the northeastern of Italy. Vineyards in Veneto wine region can be found on the shores of Lake Garda as well as near the lagoon of Venice, at the foot of the Dolomites and in the hills of Mantua. The variety of the cultivated grapes is unique: it ranges from autochthonous white vines such as the Prosecco or Garganega grape to Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio to the distinct red varieties Corvina and Raboso and to Cabernet and Merlot. With such well-known wines as Amarone, Valpolicella, Soave or Prosecco, Veneto is one of the most important wine-growing regions in Italy.
Prosecco is a pale and light grape indigenous to northern Italy that makes one of the countries most popular sparkling wines. Most Prosecco is made in an extra extra dry, or off dry, style offering fruity aromas of confected pears and peaches. A small percentage are made in a dry Brut style offering bracing green apple and citrus fruit. Since the 2009 vintage the Prosecco zone in the Veneto region was elevated from DOC to DOCG status, joining the ranks with the likes of Barolo, Chianti and Brunello Di Montalcino. At the same time the grape was renamed from Prosecco to Glera. Now anything made outside of the region must be labeled Sparkling Glera, offering extra protection for the zone's 5,000 or so small producers.