Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Bars & Spirits

Wine of the Week: Zonin Prosecco, a light and lovely lemony sparkling wine

While Champagne is the name of the region in France from which true Champagne hails, prosecco is the name of a grape cultivated in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulani regions in Italy. Both are sparkling wines, of course, but the latter is the wine usually best priced for everyday drinking as well as festive occasions. Like Champagne and other sparkling wines, it is absolutely perfect as an aperitif but is versatile enough to pair with a very wide range of dishes.

Zonin Prosecco is a light and lovely lemon drop of a sparkling wine. Lemon is zesty on the nose, its bouquet carried by thousands of lively tiny bubbles. On the tongue, lemon drop is to the fore, nicely accented by traces of toast and almond. The wine drinks clean and fresh from first to last.

Zonin Prosecco is widely available on supermarket shelves and at big-box stores in the $9 to $10 range for a standard 750-millileter bottle. This sparkler also comes in sizes ranging from a party-friendly 1.5 liters to a 187-millileter bottle just right for a toast for two.

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