Refrontolo, known as "the island of Marzemino", is a small town of about 1800 inhabitants, located in the hills of Prosecco DOCG near Conegliano.
The Marzemino is known as the "Wine of Mozart" as it is both mentioned and mentioned in the famous opera Don Giovanni by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, where the protagonist, born a few kilometers from Refrontolo, exclaims: "Pour the wine! Excellent Marzemino ".
The Marzemino Passito DOCG of the Col De Moin Company represents today one of the most important versions of red wine at a national level. It is a dessert wine, made from bunches of Marzemino grapes harvested in September and then slowly dried on racks in special ventilated rooms. Vinification takes place in December, a period in which fermentation lasts for several weeks. In the following three months it continues its aging, partly or entirely in steel, partly in oak barrels, while a further short period of aging in bottle definitively exalts all the characteristics.
The resulting wine has an intense and decisive ruby red color. Its perfumes embrace all the fruit of the undergrowth, both red and black, from marasca to wild blackberries, even in jam. In the mouth it is very pleasant, never cloying; fresh, rightly sapid, with an elegant tannin; balanced and of good persistence. It is usually in the Treviso area to combine it with pies or biscuits with jam, for example with plum or blackberry; low-percentage dark chocolate; millefeuille with marzemino, a modern version of the so-called drunken cheese.