Marzemino is a red wine grape native to Italy which the composer Mozart greatly admired.
In Italy: Marzemino is found in many varietal wines in Trentino and Lombardy, but elsewhere in Italy it is mostly found in blends. In Trentino it is mostly planted around the area of Vallagarina and the towns of Rovereto and Isera; Ziresi is a well-recognized grand cru site.
Where grown: Abruzzo: Marginal plantings. | Emilia-Romagna: Marginal plantings. | Lombardy: Garda DOC. | Trentino: Trentino DOC Isera Marzemino Superiore. | Trentino DOC Marzemino.
Preferred terroir: Marzemino thrives on alluvial soil in ventilated sites.
Wine style: Medium body, lively acidity. Red fruit. Dried sage and almond flavours, slightly bitter finish.
Wines: Vallagarina IGT
Italian Wine Unplugged (Positive Press, 2017), p.113.