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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  • 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


  • Belvedere Zanovello Marzemino 2012

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    let me know if interested....I have them! aliseraj at gmail Read More

    Wine review by aseraj101


  • Belvedere Zanovello Marzemino 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by AqD


  • Peri Bigogno Marzemino Italy 2008

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    A very nice wine with Italian light meals. Not overwhelming and not too dry Read More

    Wine review by AlanMzk


  • Belvedere Zanovello Marzemino 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by IHEARTWINES


  • Intaglio Rosso Trentino D.O.C 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by drsint


  • Azienda Agricola Eugenio Rosi Doron 2001

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    sweet, tasteful, melting in your mouth, need to go back to Paris.Marzemino Passito Read More

    Wine review by sjbellrose


  • Azienda Agricola Eugenio Rosi Doron 2001

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    I was just in Paris December 29 and we had dinner at Barocco at the Evergreen ... With our dinner I order of Marzemino Passito which was recommended by the server. It was excellent, I usually only drink merlots nbut this was out of this world. The tastebuds in my mouth water with delight. I am dying to find this wine in the USA (Florida) would... Read More

    Wine review by sjbellrose


  • What would best accompany the following dish...many thanksGnocchi served on a bed of a pea puree and garnished with ricotta, mint, salt, pepper, olive oil and a 2 grilled strips of bacon Read More

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  • De Tarczal Marzemino Trentino Husar 2005

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    On the nose: Interesting collection of earthy, gamey scents, with dried red ... the price. The wine was 100% Marzemino varietal, as wel Read More

    Wine review by JoshuaChrist


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