Are you a wine lover looking for something new to tickle your taste buds? Or maybe you're just a curious individual who wants to learn more about the fascinating world of wine? If so, you've come to the right place! Today, we're talking about a delicious wine that's sure to become a new favourite: Barefoot Zinfandel red wine.


Zinfandel Red Wine: A Brief History

Zinfandel, a red grape variety, is known for its bold, fruity tones and rich, smooth mouthfeel. Though its origins can be traced back to Croatia, Zinfandel has found its true home in sunny California, where it has been growing since the Gold Rush era. Today, Zinfandel is considered the "quintessential California grape," as it thrives in the state's warm climate and is used to create a wide array of wines.

Barefoot Zinfandel: The Rich and Smooth Red Wine You Need to Try

At Barefoot, we’re all about making wine fun, friendly, and accessible, so we’ve created a Zinfandel red wine that's nothing short of delightful. Bursting with flavour, Barefoot Zinfandel showcases rich notes of black cherry and juicy raspberry that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. It’s a rich, smooth wine that's sure to delight whether you already enjoy a glass of red, or you’re new to red wine altogether!

But it's not just the taste that sets Barefoot Zinfandel apart from the crowd. The wine is also incredibly smooth and easy to drink, making it the perfect choice for those who are new to the world of red wine or simply want something a little more laid-back. It's also a great wine to enjoy with a variety of dishes, from grilled steaks and hearty pasta dishes to rich, flavourful cheese boards and even chocolate cake!


Zinfandel vs. White Zinfandel: What's the Difference?

You may have heard of White Zinfandel before, a popular rosé wine that's known for its sweet and fruity tones. But don't confuse it with Zinfandel red wine! While both wines come from the same grape, White Zinfandel is made by removing the grape skins early in the fermentation process, resulting in a lighter, sweeter wine.

Zinfandel red wine, on the other hand, is made by going through a longer fermentation and allowing the grape skins to remain in contact with the juice throughout the process. This results in a deeper, richer, and dryer wine with more complex flavours. So, while both wines have their unique charms, it's important to know that Zinfandel red wine offers a completely different taste experience compared to its lighter, sweeter cousin.

Is Zinfandel the same as Primitivo?

You might be surprised to learn that Zinfandel shares a genetic connection with the Italian grape variety Primitivo. For a long time, it was believed that Zinfandel was a descendant of Primitivo, but recent DNA testing has shown that both grapes are actually identical, both originating from an ancient Croatian grape called Crljenak Kaštelanski.

This means that if you're a fan of Italian Primitivo wines, you'll likely enjoy the rich aromas and smooth texture of Zinfandel. It also highlights the versatility of this grape variety and its ability to create distinct and delicious wines in different regions across the globe.


Food Pairing Ideas for Zinfandel Wine

Zinfandel's rich flavours and smooth texture make it an ideal partner for a variety of dishes. Consider pairing it with grilled or barbecued meats, such as steak, sausages, or even burgers. The wine's fruity notes and acidity also make it a great match for tomato-based pasta dishes, like spaghetti Bolognese or lasagne.

If you're more of a cheese fan, you're in luck! Barefoot Zinfandel pairs wonderfully with a variety of cheeses, from sharp cheddar and tangy blue cheese to creamy brie and earthy camembert. So, whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying a quiet night in, Barefoot Zinfandel is the perfect wine to accompany your meal.

Zinfandel's fruity notes and smooth texture make it a surprisingly delightful companion to rich, chocolatey desserts. The wine's berry tones complement the indulgent taste of chocolate cake, creating a harmonious balance that will have you savouring every bite and sip.


So why not give Barefoot Zinfandel a try? You never know – it could become your new favourite red wine! And with its versatility in food pairings and its unique connection to Primitivo wines, there's no shortage of reasons to raise a glass and toast to this delightful red. Cheers

Feb 5, 2024