The History of White Zinfandel
White Zinfandel is a popular variety of pink or rosé wine made primarily in California, Italy, and Croatia. It was created in 1975 by Sutter Home Family Vineyards winemaker Bob Trinchero who invented the blend after experimenting with winemaking methods.
What Does White Zinfandel Taste Like?
Loved for its semi-dry to sweet taste and vibrant fruity aroma, White Zinfandel is made from the Zinfandel wine grape, a thin-skinned grape with high sugar content that flourishes in warm, but not too hot, climates. The flavors are reminiscent of luscious red berries mixed with hints of citrus, melon, nutmeg and a dash of clove.
Food & Wine Pairings: What Food Goes with White Zinfandel?
Enjoy White Zinfandel with charcuterie featuring light meats like salami, pancetta and mild-flavored cheeses. White Zinfandel also goes well with salads, antipasto, chicken and pork.
Since it’s quite a sweet wine, White Zinfandel should not be paired with desserts and other sweet food since the sugary flavors will be overwhelming to the palate.