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Refrontolo passito - single vineyard

The Refrontolo Passito was the favourite of Mozart, that called it "Excellent Marzemino", in his opera "Don Giovanni". In Refrontolo the production of the Marzemino Passito has a tradition that dates back to 1400. Perfect with chocolate and as a meditation wine.

Grapes
Marzemino
Historical Notes
in Refrontolo, a UNESCO Wold Heritage site, the production of this wine has a tradition that dates back to 1400. This wine was drunk by mothers after the birth of their sons, because of its recovering features. The Marzemino Passito from Refrontolo impressed also Mozart, who even mentioned it in his opera Don Giovanni in this way: "that excellent Marzemino". In fact he received this wine from Mr. Da Ponte from Vittorio Veneto (a town near Refrontolo), who was Mozart's copyist.
Alcohol content
13-15% by vol. (it depends on the vintage)
Tasting Characteristics
very deep ruby colour, with violet hues, intense scents of ripe wild fruit and of violet, full body, with clear notes of ripe cherry and blackberry; it has a pleasant sweetness.
Food Matching
perfect with chocolate, fruit cakes, seasoned cheeses or alone as a meditation wine.
Colvendrame Estate, UNESCO Wold Heritage Hills
The Colvendrame estate in Refrontolo is located in Veneto in the hilly area between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a UNESCO Wold Heritage site, north of Treviso and Venice at about 300 m above sea level. “Colvendrame” is the name of the hill where there is our vineyard and is in the "Colli di Conegliano" and "Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene" D.O.C. wines area.  In this estate in the second half of 1800 the De Stefani family started growing vines and producing wines, with such a f [...] Read more

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