Wine cooperative Cantina Mori colli Zugna

Wine cooperative

A wine cooperative is where wineries buy in grapes from a network of grape owners and make their own labelled wine. Most of the co-ops are after volume sales. Often it seems that co-op wineries produce a lot of boring wines and that they are more after volumes than quality.

In Trentino Alto Adige cooperatives create extremely high value wines. Some wines are even nationally and internationally awarded. The wines are worth seeking out!

Cantina Mori colli Zugna

Cantina Mori colli Zugna is a wine cooperative in Mori Trentino. They are part of Cavit (Cantina Viticoltori del Trentino). Cavit incorporates 10 cooperative wineries in Trentino. They are the largest wine cooperative in the region Trentino Alto Adige.

Cantina Mori colli Zugna
Cantina Mori colli Zugna

In the mid fifties Cantina Mori colli Zugna was founded. It counts now 700 partners who cultivate about 650 hectares. They converts over 90% of the area’s production.

The vineyards of Cantina Mori colli Zugna in Trentino are between the valley of River Adige and Lake Garda, on the slopes of the Monte Baldo (Malcesine) and the Gresta Valley.

Lake Garda

Wine tasting

Today Cantina Mori Colli Zugna organizes food and wine tours. The special wines and the Spumante under the appellation Trento DOC amused me.


My tasting notes:

Morus Brut Millesimato TrentoDOC – this is a classic method only produced in the best years. Millesimato means that the grapes are harvested in the same year.

The Morus Brut sparkling wine is made from Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. The grape growing are on the hills of Monte Baldo. This elegant wine undergoes a long period of aging on lees, therefor the wine has an intense, persistent perlage, buttery and creamy texture. The second fermentation in the bottle has a period of aging at least 36 months.

The colour of the spumante is yellow-greenish with aromas of crusty bread and green apples. This wine is excellent as an aperitif and good pairing with national and international cuisine or delicate fish dishes.

VicariusRosso Trentino DOP – this is a blended wine made of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. The grapes are selected to guarantee a high quality production of the wine.

The wine making process of this wine involves a long maceration on the skins in steel. This is to increase color, flavor and aromas to the wine. Following the maceration the aging proces takes place 6 months in wooden barrique and later 6-10 months refinement in bottle.

The color is ruby red. On the nose a delicate and elegant bouquet. On the palate dry, structured with spicy notes. This wine is good pairing certainly with meat dishes and game.

Tasting local red wines


As a result the wine cooperatives in Trentino Alto Adige are worth finding out. During the wine tour I’ve had been able to taste other local wines like Pinot Grigio, Müller Thurgau, Pinot Nero and Marzemino.

This wine tour is a superb experience, for that reason I recommend a visit to this winery to everyone who loves wine!


Official certified Fisar sommelier

In 2017 I started with the Fisar sommelier study with the aim of becoming a professional sommelier. My dream came true. Three years later I have my official Fisar diploma and taste vin. I am a certified sommelier now!

Fisar Sommelier

Sometimes I still can’t believe that I’ve made it. It wasn’t easy at all. Being a Dutch native speaker and doing speaking and writing tests in an other language isn’t the easiest way to get your degree.

Fisar Sommlier
Fisar Sommelier

But I did it and I can’t explain my happiness and satisfaction. Now that I am having my diploma I hunger for more. I want to keep on studying, tasting, working and keep on organizing more and more wine and food experiences.

I live my dream and nothing is impossible. I have so many future wine projects to realize .. the best is yet to come. Cheers!

Fisar sommelier

New logo SylviaItaly

Het heeft even geduurd, maar ik ben blij jullie mijn nieuwe logo te presenteren waarmee ik hoop in de toekomst nog meer herkenbaar te worden met hetgeen wat ik doe in Italië op het gebied van wijn en running.

Dit logo is ontworpen en bedacht door Marco Angeletti. Ontwerper en designer van menig groot bedrijf in Italië. Grazie!

Recent ben ik geslaagd voor mijn Fisar Sommelier diploma niveau 3. Wat betekent dat ik nu gediplomeerd sommelier ben. Bij mijn examen moest ik alles weten over wijn, en het uitserveren van wijn. Van de 19 kandidaten waren er maar 8 geslaagd. Fisar Sommelier word je dus niet zomaar, daar moet je drie jaar lang hard voor leren. Maar het is me gelukt, en ik ben hier heel trots op.

In de tussentijd ben ik gestart met Wine and Food Experience in Montepulciano. Dit doe ik samen met Cantina Gattavecchi. Elke week heb ik gasten met wie ik de prachtige experience en mijn grote liefde voor de wijn Vino Nobile di Montepulciano mag delen. De recensies zijn vooralsnog positief en dat is heel fijn.

Daarbij heb ik in juni mijn eerste Run and Wine Experience met gasten uit Engeland. Een rondje hardlopen langs de wijngaarden rondom het plaatsje Montepulciano met prachtige vergezichten en een wine surprise na afloop. Ik ben benieuwd!

Dit alles zou mij wellicht niet gelukt zijn zonder medewerking van mijn collega Saskia van Villa in Umbria, Marco, Tiziana Mazzetti en vrienden/collega’s van wijnhuis Gattavecchi.

Maar misschien heb ik dit nu ook verdiend. Het gaat goed met me. SylviaItaly gaat mooi worden. Daar ga ik voor!