This vineyard’s Pinot Grigio has established the varietal as a Virginia grape, and redeems original aspirations for a wine too often trivialised by overproduced imports. No wine grown anywhere in Virginia, even here, has been so tolerant of seasonal fluctuation, and therefore so constantly medaled in competitions. Here, it is made with classical deference to the fruit, resulting in a luscious and concentrated wine of layered tropical nuance and almost peerless palate vitality, the most exuberant white in our list after our Sparkling Brut. All of Pinot Grigio’s great love for maritime cuisine, for herb pastas and omelettes, prosciutto, focaccia, and warm weather dining of almost any likely foundation, is captured with true panache in this winery’s style.
|Marinated grilled sardine with salsa verde
Gnocchiwith grouper, green olives and light tomato sauce
Steamed mussels with saffron, white wine, and fresh tomatoes
|Casa Vinicola Zonin is one of Italy’s most important privately-owned wine-producing companies and is also one of the foremost worldwide. It distributes and markets the still and sparkling wines under the Zonin label as well as those of the family’s nine Estates.
Inspired by the principle “each region has its own traditions, each region has its own wines” Gianni Zonin has, since the end of the 1960s, been selecting outstanding terroirs, bringing Casa Vinicola Zonin to its present area under vine of around 2.000 hectares, supervised by a team of 32 oenologists and agronomists. These make up 9 Estates situated in Italy’s 7 finest Regions for wine production, as well as a property in the United States, Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia.
Different production areas, each with its own specific terroir and its own peculiarities in terms of climate and morphology, the experience and professionalism of our agronomists and oenologists and the choice of dynamic business strategies: these are the most important values on which our company’s philosophy is based.