Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tenuta Ca’Bolani Pinot Grigio Wins Best of Class and Gold Medal at Sunset International Wine Competition!

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Miami, FL (July 24, 2012)- – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. is ecstatic to announce Tenuta Ca’ Bolani Estate’s Pinot Grigio outstanding win at the Sunset International Wine Competition, held at Sunset’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California on July 9 and 10.

Casa Vinicola Zonin’s Tenuta Ca’ Bolani Pinot Grigio 2011 wins Best of Class and a Gold medal— making it the number #1 wine in its class, in the Italy DOC category.  

Tenuta Ca’Bolani Pinot Grigio is “light straw with green hues.  The nose has a beautiful balance of peach, pear and minerals with notes of gardenia and blanched almonds.  The palate is dry, medium bodied, silky and reveals mouthwatering yellow peach and savory minerals that lead to a long and refreshing finish.   This wine is a perfect match for prosciutto di Parma or shelf fish.

Two other wines from Casa Vinicola Zonin’s extensive portfolio received Bronze Medals as well, Zonin Prosecco and Feudo Principi di Butera Insolia 2011.   “We are delighted by this news and thrilled that Tenuta Ca’Bolani Pinot Grigio won Best of Class.” said Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Pietro Morelli.

The Sunset International wine competition had 2,837 entries from the United States and around the world.  Some of the US’s most respected wine experts, 51 of them to be exact, came together to judge the two-day event.   There were 61 Best of Class, 283 Gold Medals, 566 silver Medals, and 567 Bronze Medals awarded.   Sunset will promote award winners at their Grand Tasting event in September for their November magazine issue and online publication. The competition also donated a portion of the proceeds from entry fees to the Children’s Health Council based in California.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with eleven estates located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com

Casa Vinicola Zonin Wins Big at the Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition!

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Miami, Florida (July 26,2012) — Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. proudly announces the outstanding success of all eight wines entered at the Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition, held at the Long Beach Petroleum Club on July 21-22.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. received eight medals from the following categories Sweepstakes, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.  Castello del Poggio Moscato D’Asti DOCG, a sweet and well-balanced wine with refined fruitiness – wins the most notable award, Sweepstakes winner. The rest of Casa Vinicola Zonin’s most popular wines scored excellent rankings, to include:

  • Zonin Prosecco- Gold Medal
  • Winemaker’s Collection Rosato- Gold Medal
  • Rocca di Montemassi Calasole Vermentino 2011- Silver Medal
  • Castello D’Albola Chianti Classico 2008- Silver Medal
  • Tenuta Ca’Bolani Prosecco- Silver Medal
  • Masseria Altemura Sasseo Primitivo 2010- Bronze Medal
  • Tenuta Ca’Bolani Sauvignon Blanc- Bronze Medal

“This is a remarkable accomplishment for our wines and we are extremely proud of this recognition.”said Pietro Morelli, Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA. “We take pride in our wines because we know the devotion and hard work that goes into our products.”

Judging- led by Chief Judge Dan Berger, Syndicated Wine Columnist and Publisher of Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences, selects the panel of exemplary judges from a pool of winemakers, educators and recognized wine connoisseurs to name a few.  The Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition is the primary fundraising vehicle for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.  The Foundation provides legal support, educational and community outreach programs for low-income citizens who meet Federal poverty guidelines.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with eleven estates located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com