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2012 Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel California

2012 Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel California
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2012 Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel California

2012 Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel California

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Crafted by Beringer’s winemakers to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Beringer White Zinfandel, Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel is a festive, effervescent wine made from Zinfandel grapes using traditional winemaking techniques to highlight the varietal’s vibrant fruit flavors and spicy nuances.

The Vineyards
The grapes for Beringer’s Sparkling White Zinfandel are grown in vineyards scattered along California’s growing regions. Well-drained soils and cooling climatic influences from the nearby Pacific Ocean produce Zinfandel grapes that achieve well-developed flavor and aromatic characteristics. The fruit is harvested at lower sugar levels than most still wines to allow the wine to ferment to dry at a lower alcohol level so a secondary fermentation is possible.

After gentle crushing, the base wine for the cuvée was made by keeping the juice in contact with the grapes’ red skins for approximately three hours to extract a light blush color. Beringer’s winemakers then use slow, cool fermentations to preserve the vibrant, fresh strawberry, honeydew, and citrus aromas and flavors. After the primary vinification, using a classic traditional winemaking technique, a small amount of additional sugar and yeast is added to induce the secondary fermentation, introducing a lively effervescence into the wine. Finally, a “dosage” of wine with very expressive floral characteristics is blended to highlight the bright, fresh strawberry and citrus fruit aromas and flavors.

Winemaker’s Comments
“We thought the best way to celebrate our 20-year success with White Zinfandel was to give people the option of enjoying it as a sparkling wine. It turns out White Zinfandel makes a great sparkler-its color is beautiful, and it has bright fruit flavors that are enlivened even more by the bubbles. The nose has lovely floral notes that are reminiscent of the wonderfully refreshing Spumanti of Italy, with citrus and strawberry fruit nuances. The palate begins with a nice, classic “mousse” mouthfeel, and strawberry, brown spice and citrus flavors interplay with a refreshing acidity that carries everything into a long, delicious finish.”
- Ron Schrieve, Beringer Winemaker

$15.00  /  Bottle
$180.00  /  Case
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Vintage: 2012
Appellation: California
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