Marzemino, a local black grapes variety, is grown in Lombardy, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto. Especially in Vallagarina, in the areas around the towns of di Isera, Rovereto and Volano, it has found its ideal habitat, so much so that, at the local level, it represents an important economic resource.
Its far origins are debated and still obscure. Some scholars say that comes directly from Asia and was brought to Italy through commercial exchanges. Others say that it was introduced during the Venetian domination, in 1500, thanks to a group of soldiers from a Balkan village, called “Marzmin”, and who would have settled on site and started its cultivation.
His fame has increased in recent centuries thanks to a quote contained in Mozart's Don Giovanni: “Pour the wine! Excellent Marzemino”.
The prevalent color is intense ruby red, often accompanied by violet reflections. The aroma is intense and moderately complex. In young wines emerge floral notes of violet and predominant fruity notes of plum and berries. With aging, however little practiced, light spicy notes of licorice, leather and ink emerge. The taste is intense and pleasant, characterized by a high sapidity. The wine produced is generally structured and moderately tannic.
- Breganze Marzemino DOC
- Merlara Marzemino DOC
- Colli di Conegliano Refrontolo DOCG
- Colli di Conegliano Refrontolo Passito DOCG
- Botticino DOC
- Capriano del Colle Rosso DOC
- Cellatica DOC
- Garda Marzemino DOC
- Marzemino gentile
- Marzemina d'Isera
- Marzemino d'Istria
- size: medium-big
- shape: cylindrical-pyramidal, elongated
- size: medium
- color: blue-black
- shooting period: medium-early
- maturation period: medium
- production: good