There are plenty of great reasons to enjoy a refreshing glass of this affordable wine called zinfandel.
What is Zinfandel?
Zinfandel is the term for a varietal of black grape, as well as the wine produced by fermenting it. In Italy, the same grape is called Primitivo and produces an identical wine to that made in California.
It is traditionally a high-red wine. Winemakers in California invented white zinfandel in the early 20th century by removing the grape’s skins early in the process. In the US alone, ‘White Zin’ outsells red by a margin of 6 to 1, but the red varieties are more popular in other parts of the world.
The taste of this wine varies, let us take a look.
- Zinfandel/Primitivo sugar, which is what converts to alcohol during fermentation, making this wine high in alcohol, while still tasting sweet. are high in
- Red Zin is bold and and you may detect flavors like ripe berries, jam, , and black pepper. ,
- White Zin is also fruity, and typically sweet. Flavors of watermelon and berries make it a great summer drink!
Zinfandel/Primitivo grapes have dark red, almost black skin, which produces pink ‘White Zinfandel’ when the skins are removed early in fermentation, or ‘Red Zinfandel’ when the grape skins are left intact.
The red variety has about 130, but the white version of this wine, however, has just 108 calories and 8.3 grams of !