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Marzemino Red wine variety
Marzemino gets a mention in Mozart's opera which premiered in 1787
La Zona Marzemino made by Chrismont in the King Valley region of Victoria
Marzemino is grown mainly in the north eastern Italian region of Trentino and to a lesser extent in neighbouring regions of Lombardia and Emiglia Romana. It is used to make still and sometimes sparkling (frizzante) red wines.
It is related genetically to Lagrein and Teroldego, other varieties from that part of Italy.
Marzemino in AustraliA
This variety has attracted minimal interest in Australia. I know of only three winemakers that use it.
Perhaps it has missed the boat as more attention is being paid to southern Italian red wine varieties.
- Chrismont King Valley
- Folino Estate Alpine Valleys
- Michelini Alpine Valleys
More Italian red wine varieties used in Australia
Canaiolo Nero |
Nero d'Avola |
Nero Di Troia |
One of the best books about Italian wine grape varieties is Ian d'Agata's Native Wine Grapes of Italy
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