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Costaripa 'Mazane' Garda Marzemino

Costaripa

"MAZANE" GARDA MARZEMINO DOC: 
Single-vineyard, 100% Marzemino (an ancient native red vine yielding small crops of distinct elegance), now DOC!  Refraining from oak élevage enhances the variety's ripe red fruit flavors, crispness and fragrance.  Intense ruby in color, the bouquet jumps out of the glass, recalling marasca cherries, strawberries and violets, with notes of honey, pennyroyal and lemon verbena.  On the palate, the soft tannins, pulpy fruit flavors and balance make it easy to understand why Marzemino was such a Mozart favorite (...the "eccellente Marzemino" in Don Giovanni). 

TYPE
Red
GRAPES
100% Marzemino
LONGEVITY
Cellar life is 2-3 years
PRODUCTION
25,000 bottles yearly
WINEMAKER
Mattia Vezzola
VINEYARD CHARACTARISTICS
Hillside vineyards in the Valtenesi, bordering Lake Garda; glacialed, morainic, clayey/calcareous soil with a predominance of clay, with a near-Mediterranean climate; Guyot training and small crops characteristic of the variety
VINIFICATION AND AGING
Grapes are severely selected in the vineyard, + classically vinified in red; exclusively evolves in stainless steel, so as to fully maintain the fragrance, crispness and freshness of its aromas + flavors, reminiscent of ripe red fruit; maceration temperat
TASTING NOTES
Intense ruby red in color, with characteristically fragrant aromas of ripe fruit (marasca cherries, strawberries) and violets; ample, very appealing; excellent balance & seductive roundness on the palate
SERVING SUGGESTIONS
In youth (within the first year from harvest), the wine's silky tannins and lively fragrance make it an extraordinary match with fish when served rather cool (13-16 C, i.e. 55.4-60.8 F)
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