The red grapes that grow on the granitic soils of the inward sloping hillsides of the Dolomites are a study in patience. The soils provide the unique flavor profiles of grapes like Teroldego, Marzemino and Merlot, resulting from the decomposition of the sheer cliffs of our surrounding narrow mountain valley cliffs, and from the alluvial deposits made by glaciers and the ever-dominant Adige River.
The Teroldego and Marzemino are vinifed in the classic red winemaking style at 75-85°F for 12 to 13 days with the addition of selected yeasts. Then Teroldego and Merlot are matured in French oak barrels (lightly toasted, 3-years old) for 6 months.
Mezzacorona Red Blend expresses the aromatic richness of two noble varietals of the Dolomites, Teroldego and Marzemino, combined with an international varietal, Merlot, for elegance and softness. Teroldego, with its profound flavors of red currants, blackberry, and blueberry, provides a full-bodied structure. Marzemino brings a pleasant juicy character that creates a soft, velvety, palate pleasing wine. The Red Blend is balanced with the addition of Merlot to add aromatic notes of vanilla and cocoa.
This wine is the ideal pairing for hearty appetizers and spicy cuisine, as well as savory sauces, baked pastas, and grilled or roasted meats.