Wine of the Day: Zardetto Prosecco DOC

If you aren’t toasting the holiday season by now, the time is now! We are a few short weeks away from Christmas, my favorite time of year, followed shortly thereafter by the New Year….the time to assess where you are and where you are going. So let’s toast!

Since the early 1900s, the Zardetto family has been making wine, with their sparkling Prosecco lining restaurant shelves in Italy for the past 40+ years. The Italian sparkling producer first introduced their fresh, lively, flavorful bubbles to the US in the 1980s. With a focus on quality, showcasing their gorgeous Prosecco home in northeastern Italy, the sparkling producer showcases the fruit-forward Glera grape with care, keeping the authenticity and character of the fruit, and the place, as a constant focus.

Zardetto Prosecco Brut DOC ($17) leaps from the glass with fresh aromas of lemon leaf, soft herbs, orange blossom, and apple blossom, followed by juicy flavors of lemon box pie, ripe apricot, golden apple, and a touch of fresh cream. Balanced and bright, intended to be enjoyed shortly after the wine is released, as the freshness is one of the sparkler’s key attributes. This isn’t a wine to take too seriously, Prosecco is about the enjoyment and the fun. So pop a bottle tonight and toast gifts you have with those you love. #Cheers!

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