What could be more beautiful than sipping zinfandel red wine by the fire on a cold winter night? This rich, robust wine is perfect for any occasion, whether you're celebrating a special event or just relaxing with friends. With its classy flavors and smooth finish, zinfandel is sure to please everyone's palate. Zinfandel, sometimes called Primitivo, is a black-skinned wine grape that is planted in one-tenth of the vineyards in California. Although this grape has been used for wine-making for over eight thousand years, the origins of the name "Zinfandel", which became commonly used in the mid-1800s, are unknown. In the United States, Zinfandel grapes usually produce a robust red wine, although a rose wine - White Zinfandel - are also popular. Because these grapes have a high sugar content, they can be fermented until alcohol levels up to 15% are reached.
Zinfandel New York is generally made in the following styles depending on the region and winemaking procedures.
Young Zinfandels have fruity aromas and tastes that are simple to drink. Zinfandels with a lighter body are often made from grapes that are younger and have had less time in the barrel. Light cheeses, roast turkey, tomato-based sauces, and Asian or Latin food pair extremely well with this Zin.
Compared to the light Zinfandel Wine, the medium-bodied Zinfandel has more fruit notes and tannins. Increased fruity flavor, balance, and complexity may be achieved by aging in oak barrels as well as through the process of fermentation. Its medium-bodied character shows the peppery character of the varietal and provides a longer aftertaste. Perfect with grilled meats like burgers, sausages, lamb chops, and pork chops or chops on the grill.
Intensely fruity and full of tannins, a full-bodied Zinfandel Wine is often made from grapes that have been ripened to the extent of overripeness on ancient vines. Brooklyn’s Zinfandel is best paired with heavy, strong foods like roast lamb, meat stews, thick pasta, or barbequed dishes because of its rich fruit notes and abundant tannin.
The flavor of a Zinfandel New York wine depends on the ripeness of the grapes. In cooler climates, the flavor profile can include notes of red berries like raspberry, while wines from warmer climates often include hints of blackberry, pepper, or anise. Because Zinfandel Wine can be very alcoholic, its flavor is often fairly intense, so be sure to take the time to enjoy the variety of this wine's flavor notes. It has an intense flavor with floral notes and just enough acidity to keep things interesting. A bottle can be savored over several days as opposed to other wines which lose their flavor after about three hours or so. You will not be disappointed if you choose this as your next purchase!