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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Marzemino, interesting, late-ripening red grape variety grown in northern Italy, from Lombardia to Friuli but mainly in trentino. dna profiling at san michele all’adige revealed parent–offspring relationships with both teroldego and refosco dal pedunculo rosso, thus anchoring the genetic roots of this variety in northern Italy. Once much more famous than now, it does not have particularly good resistance to fungal diseases, and is often allowed to over-produce, but it can yield lively wines, some of them lightly sparkling. A big-berried clone dominated plantings with just over 1,000 ha/2,500 acres in Italy in 2010.