LA ZONA Marzemino Frizzante 2023
The Marzemino variety hails from Trentino in Italy's north where it is made into medium-bodied red wines with brilliant colour; Chrismont's expression of this distinctive Italian varietal embraces its typically vibrant aromatics of violets, plums, red currants, and spices while adding a burst of effervescence.
The ultimate red wine to serve chilled.
COLOUR: Dark crimson red with distinctive purple hues.
AROMA: Lifted ripe plum, boysenberry, and herbal aromas.
PALATE: Generous sweet plum with briary flavours. A sweet front palate with zesty berry fruit, finishing dry with fine velvety tannins.
“The grapes are crushed and soaked on skins while fermentation slowly starts. When 50% of the sugar has fermented, the must is drained and pressed into tanks to continue fermentation. When tannins and sugar come into the balance we are looking for, generally around 40g/L, the ferment is arrested to preserve the sweetness and fresh fruit flavour. Bottled young in a ‘frizzante’ style retaining as much of the natural dissolved CO2 as possible.” Warren Proft, winemaker
Enjoy with Asian dishes that balance sweet and savoury, or with desserts such as warm, soft-centered chocolate torta served with vanilla bean ice cream. Chrismont Restaurant, Winter menu 2022.