The wine Colli di Conegliano Refrontolo DOCG is made almost entirely from Marzemino grapes.
Marzemino is grown throughout northern Italy. It is a native grape variety of Trentino, but Marzemino is also cultivated in the Veneto and Lombardia regions.
The red wine Colli di Conegliano Refrontolo DOCG is not a varietal wine but blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Marzemino is a wine that is honored by Mozart by naming this wine in his opera Don Giovanni “Pour the wine, excellent Marzemino!”
The vines are situated at 200 m in altitude and are south-southeast facing. During the winemaking process great care is taken.
Toffoli winery won awards with this wine at national and international competitions.
And you can taste that!
According to winemaker Sante Toffoli, the process to create high quality wines demands much attention and care in the vineyards. The vineyards of Toffoli extend over 25 hectares, of which 20 hectares are rented.
The Marzemino grapes are exclusively picked by hand. Selected bunches of Marzemino grapes are dried for a few months.
After the fermentation in December the wine undergoes at least 15 months aging in new wooden barrels.
Following the aging period the wine matures in the bottle for 3 months before being released to the market.
The temperatures throughout the year create favourable microclimate conditions. The climate in the immediate area is fairly mild. This area is suited for the cultivation of local grape varieties.
There are many soil variations. Every terroir is unique. The soil varies from lime-clay to silty clay.
The wine has an intense ruby red colour. A rich bouquet of strawberries, cherries, raspberries, bleuberries, black current combined with spicy nuances from the wood.
It is a dry full bodied wine with well integrated acidity and tannins. A wine with character!
Some suggestions for food pairings with Toffoli Colli di Conegliano Refrontolo DOCG
The wine pairs perfectly with red meat dishes, wild boar, lamb, pork roasts and medium seasoned – old cheeses.