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White Zinfandel (USA)

Zinfandel Rosé, known as White Zinfandel, is the most sold Rosé in USA.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Cranberry
Cranberry
Melon
Melon
Lollipop
Candy
Plum
Plum
Raisins
Raisins

White Zinfandel is fruity and often sweet. A great summer wine!

Profile

White Zinfandel is typically off-dry (sweet) with good acidity:

SUGAROff-dry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium-High
ACIDITYMedium-High
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salad
Salad
Zucchini
Zucchini
Seafood
Seafood

Salmon
Salmon
Tuna
Fish
Chilli
Asian Food
Strawberry
Fruit

Light Rosés pair best with light dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Salads. Appetizers. Avocado. Gazpacho.
Light Pasta and Rice Dishes.
Light Cous Cous and Tagine.
Grilled Vegetables. Zucchini. Pesto.
Fennel. Artichoke. Asparagus.
Vietnamese Spring Rolls.
Prawns. Shrimp. Dim Sum.
Calamari. Crab. Lobster.
Beef or Fish Carpaccio. Grilled Fish.
Salmon. Sushi. Sashimi.
Raw Fish Platter. Gravlax.
Chicken. Rabbit. Veal.
Strawberries. Fruit.

Best Match Cuisine: Vegetarian. Asian. Moroccan. Mediterranean.

Dry Light Rosé wines love: Vegetables. Seafood. Shellfish. Crudités.

Mild sweet Light Rosés (Off-Dry) love: Curries. Spicy Food. Fresh Fruit.

Cheese:
Mild Sheep and Goat Cheeses. Mozzarella. Brie.

Avoid:
Rich Winter Food. Red Meat. Game.
Savoury Stews. Creamy Sauces.
Blue Cheeses. Aged Cheeses.

About White Zinfandel

White Zinfandel is one of the most popular wines in the USA.

White Zinfandel is not a white grape. It is a Rosé wine produced from red Zinfandel black grapes.

To make a rosé, the skins are kept in contact with the juice just for a short period of time. The longer the contact, the deeper the color: from Blush Pink to Vibrant Raspberry.

The Zinfandel grape also produces bold and spicy red wines, but White Zinfandel accounts for more than 80% of the total Zinfandel production.

Not all White Zinfandel are sweet. The rise in popularity has open the market for dry and full-bodied versions.

White Zinfandel History

In 1948, Bob Trinchero and his team were trying to make a bolder Zinfandel.

They bled out 500 gallons of juice that had been in contact with the skins only a couple of days and had become pink.

To avoid waste and make a profit they decided to sell it and chose the name White Zinfandel.

In 1975 there

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