Marzemino

 

Name of varietal: Marzemino
 
Common synonyms: known throughout Italy by Balsamina Nera, Barzemin, Bassamino, Berzemino Calopico, Bossamino, Magnacan, Marsemina, Marzamino, Marzemin, Marzemino d'Isera, Marzemino gentile, Marzemino Padovano, Merzemina and Uva Tedesco.
 
Parentage of the grape: native to either northern Italy or Austria
 
History of the grape: It is thought to have been growing in Trentino as far back as the 15th century, possibly brought there from Austria by Italian soldiers serving the Republic of Venice. There is mention of it in the late 18th century Mozart opera Don Giovani, “Versa il vino! Eccellente Marzemino!” It was once one of the blending grapes in Chianti, but is no longer allowed according to DOC regulations. In Lombardy, it is most commonly found as a blend, while in Trentino, it is often a single varietal wine. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: produces light-bodied red wines with a dark tint, sometimes slightly Read more »

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  • Amid a tongue-twisting litany of Italian wine varietal minutiae leading his ... montepulciano, aglianico, marzemino, refosco, lagrein, the lambruscos salamino and maestri …  as well as arneis, greco, fruilano, fiano, ribolla, giallo, and, as many wine lovers will be aware, vermentino, which is being made in some quantity now into many highly c... Read More

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  • It’s hard to say no to a million bucks. This past Wednesday the ... ... ... Nebbiolo, Teroldego and Marzemino.” Chardonnay is also a popular grape in Alpine Valleys vineyards, being used for “both sparkling and table wines.” Photo Credit: Alpine Valleys Wine Regi Read More

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  • Peri Bigogno Gobbo Montenetto di Brescia IGT 2008

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    Grapes: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 20% Marzemino.Aging: about 36 months in large oak barrels.Colour: clear, dark ruby red with pomegranate reflections, sign of its long aging in oak barrels.Perfume: pleasant, delicate, persistent and light, with complex aromas of vanilla, cooked cherry, dry prune, walnut husk and sweet spices.Taste: war... Read More

    Wine review by Silvia Fantoni


  • Peri Bigogno Borgo Dell'Ora Montenetto di Brescia IGT 2013

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    Wine review by Silvia Fantoni


  • Peri Bigogno Borgo Dell'Ora Montenetto di Brescia IGT 2013

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    Colour: dark ruby red with some purple reflections typical of the grapes.Perfume: pleasant perfume, persistent, clean with some smell of mature red fruit, strawberry, berries, raspberry and currant.Taste: full taste, dry, warm, delicate thanks to the typical characteristic of this grape. Read More

    Wine review by Silvia Fantoni


  • Cantina Produttori Santa Maddalena/Cantina di Bolzano A.A. Lagrein Scuro Taber Riserva 2005

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    The Lagrein grape is an ancient grape variety, whichhas, according to recent ... ... the Teroldego and the Marzemino grape fromneighboring Trentino wine region, but its cousin is alsothe Syrah grape from the Rhone valley.The Taber vineyard in the hearth of the Gries plainsouth west of the city centre of Bolzano was selected inthe late 80s by ... Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Belvedere Zanovello Marzemino 2012

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    Red wine of 100% marzemino grapes, 2010 vintage.Clear but not transparent, purple-red with some ruby nuances, consistent.Intense and somewhat complex aromas (red fruits).Lot of tannins at taste, but also having a good acidity to keep it equilibrated and not to "warm", persistent. Read More

    Wine review by redpoz


  • Cà Dei Frati Sangiovese Blend Benaco Bresciano IGT Ronchedone 2008

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    Wine review by idiot savant


  • Why did more than 6,000 attend last year’s Lodi ZinFest Wine Festival, a ... ... unheard varieties like Marzemino and Dreirebe (if you want to know what wines like these taste like, you have to come to ZinFest!).Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the gate, and will include a commemorative ZinFest wine glass, tasting of all the wines poured... Read More

    From the article ZinFest: Wine, Food & Fun at Lodi Lake


  • Church Road Marzemino Cuve Series Hawkes Bay 2005

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    Hm...lovely little red berries okay here we walk the trodden path...but combine that with this just never even beeing thought of herbal/ hay fresh/ spicyness playing into it and u got yourself a truly unique wine thats just an unbeatable iconic experience with meals that you would have traditonally paired with a fullbodied pinot noir. Even by i... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


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