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Marzemino


International Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon   Merlot   Pinot Noir   Syrah

Major Varieties: Cabernet Franc    Grenache    Malbec    Nebbiolo    Sangiovese    Tempranillo    Zinfandel

Regional Varieties:   Baga    Barbera    Blaufränkisch    Brachetto    Carignan    Carménère    Cinsaut    Dolcetto    Gamay    Graciano    Lagrein    Malvasia Nera    Marzemino    Montepulciano    Mourvèdre    Nero d'Avola    Petit Verdot    Petite Sirah    Pinot Meunier    Pinotage    Touriga Nacional


Marzemino is an Italian grape, grown primarily in the Alto Adige area, specifically in the town Isera. It originated in Northern Italy, and at some point may have played a part in the production of Chianti. Now, however, it is rarely found in the Tuscany area. Marzemino wine is very light and acidic with flavors of cherry. Some of these wines can be slightly sparkling. Don Giovanni, in the opera Don Giovanni, calls out for a glass of Marzemino just before his deliverance into hell.