Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Wins Gold Medal at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York City, NY


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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 Gold Medal at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York City, NY

Miami, Florida, May 10,2012 – – Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. wins three medals at the Ultimate Wine

Challenge held at the Astor Center in NYC.  The challenge took place on April 23- 27, 2012.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA, Inc. wins three awards.  All three wines scored in the high 80s – with ‘Very Good, Strong Recommendation’ Accolades.

  • 89 points – Principi Di Butera 2009 Nero d’Avola “Morello cherries, hints of cinnamon and black pepper lead of the armas of this rich Sicilian varietal wine. Well-balanced and refreshing, with a refreshingly dry finish and great character – a perfect wine for pasta with tomato sauce, grilled meats and roast chicken.”
  • 88 points – Principi Di Butera 2010 Insolia “Straw hue with hints of green. Smoky, menthol, herbal aromas waft from the glass. The palate exhibits sweet citrus fruit and white almonds. A zippy white wine.”
  • 88 points  – Tenuta Ca’ Bolani Prosecco “White flowers exude from the glass, along with a hint of chalky-mineral. Offers flavors of lemon verbena and a hint of sweetness. Zesty and pretty.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized and awarded for some of our top ranking wines,” said Pietro Morelli, Marketing Director of Casa Vinicola Zonin USA. “ It’s an outstanding accomplishment and it only proves the quality of our wines.”

Ultimate Wine Challenge methodology raises the bar when it comes to judging.   Blind panels of judges evaluate the wines to remove any bias. Wines are distinguished a score, as well, as Accolades, which is a helpful guide to customers. Ultimate Wine Challenge judges for 2012 included a stellar group of buyers, journalists, educators, sommeliers and consultants including six Masters of Wine, a title that is internationally recognized as the pinnacle of professional achievement in the world of wine: Michael ApsteinChristy Canterbury, MWJames ConleyMary Ewing-Mulligan, MW; Doug Frost, MW; Mary Gorman-McAdams, MWLisa Granik, MW; Ed McCarthyJohn McClementPatricia SavoieTara Q. Thomas and Jennifer Simonetti-BryanMW.

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.


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