Domenico, Francesco and Michele Zonin are proud to present their new family adventure in Chile, introducing Dos Almas wines at Vinexpo (Hall 1, Stand DE 119), Bordeaux, June 18th – 21st.
The Zonin family began its love affair with wine in 1821, at a first stage as small scale vintners in their native Veneto region. A second chapter of this romance started at the end of the 1960s, when the Zonin Family enacted a strategy based on the acquisition of 9 Italian estates and vineyards with great wine-making potential and on the production of high-quality wines. Now the third phase of ZONIN1821 is to come. The Zonin Family is ready to embark on a new bet. After in depth researches all around the world, the ideal conditions for the production of high end wines were found on the other side of the planet. A family trip to South America 6 years ago was a revealing moment and Chile was chosen for its perfect terroir, considered a “viticultural paradise”. Chile is a place full of contrasts, on the East, the charming Andes range; on the West the immensity of the Pacific ocean and all the Easter Island’s magic; on the North the driest desert in the world and on the South the patagonian glaciers. Protected by its natural geographic barriers, Chile has excellent phytosanitary conditions, with lack of vine pests and diseases, thanks also to healthy soils of various origins and textures and its dependably dry, warm summers, followed by cold rainy winters.
Domenico Zonin, ZONIN1821 President, explains: “The name Dos Almas – “Two Souls” – perfectly describes the integration of two worlds, which brings Italian winemaking culture and Chilean terroir together in perfect harmony. In Chile high quality wines can be produced combining the rich heritage of the Zonin family’s winemaking expertise with the youthful terroir of Chile”.