Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Big at the 2012 Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition


News Release

From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA       Contact: Jelena Meisel

Marketing & PR Division Marketing & PR Manager

8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705                (305) 456-7196

Miami, FL 33138

For Immediate Release

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Big at the 2012 Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition and Takes Home 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze Medals and a title of a Reserve Class Champion

Miami, Florida, May 29, 2012- – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. is pleased to announce a big win at the ninth annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition, held each November at the famous Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. took home the title of a Reserve Class Champion for two of its wines as well as total of 9 medals.  The medals were awarded based on the achievement of world-class standards in aroma, body, flavor, color, clarity, acidity and balance. The champion wines were paired with special seated dinner before the exciting evening of bidding for the award-winning wines from the competition.

  • Zonin Winemaker’s Collection Chardonnay 2010 – Reserve Class Champion & Gold medal
  • Castello del Poggio Moscato d’Asti, NV – Reserve Class Champion & Silver Medal
  • Castello del Poggio Rosato, NV – Gold Medal
  • Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico 2008 – Silver Medal
  • Zonin Prosecco, NV – Bronze Medal
  • 2010 Zonin Abruzzi, Zonin 2009 Winemaker’s Collection Pinot Noir, 2010 Zonin Chianti, and Zonin Merlot  – Bronze medals

“Based on the results, I’m thrilled that all of our wines were awarded and we will continue our dedication to making quality wines!” said Pietro Morelli, Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA.

The private judging event determined which wines were to be featured at the Roundup & Best Bites Competition.  The 18 panels of judges, consisting of local, national, and international wine experts tasted 2,454 wines from 736 wineries.

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 nine vineyards 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.