The Prosecco segment of the wine market has been growing internationally for many years now. In Australia the percentage of Australians drinking Prosecco has increased from 5% in 2011 to 14% in 2014 (according to Wine Intelligence). Which is no wonder considering our food, lifestyle, and probably budget.
The Zonin Prosecco (from Veneto region of Italy) has been bought into Australia by Woolworths. So expect to find it at the usual Woolworths own retail outlets.
Its a very pale straw colour, with a soft mouse. This Prosecco uses the charmat method of production, which is ideal for higher volume and therefore cost control. It uses pressurized stainless steel tanks to assist with secondary fermentation, rather than fermentation in the bottle like with methode champenoise.
On the nose there is pear and fresh green apple. On the palate melon and citrus flavours, followed by subtle lime to finish. While not super complex, its a good value fresh style aperitif, and ideal for mixing with peach nectar (for a Bellini) or Aperol and soda (for a Aperol Spritz).
Region: Veneto, Italy
Source: Provided importer