Chrismont `La Zona` Marzemino 2005 (12 x 750mL), King Valley, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Lifted ripe fruit aromas of cherries & stewed plums with scents reminiscent of cinnamon, cloves & allspice. Generous, round, plum/cherry fruit flavours; great structure of soft, mouth-filling tannins with Marzemino's classic, fine bitterness reminiscent of quinine on the finish.

VIC - King Valley

Expert Reviews

Good depth and hue for age. Hmmm — not hard to see why this already has six years in bottle, for it has the tannins of an octopus, simultaneously grabbing all corners of the mouth: so for a start, food is essential. Once at hand, this could be a seriously interesting wine. Rating 89 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep cherry red with hints of purple hues, medimum intensity.


Lifted ripe fruit aromas of cherries & stewed plums with scents reminiscent of cinnamon, cloves & allspice.


A generous palate of round juicy plum fruit with soft, mouth-filling tannins offers a long and supple finish.

Food Matching

Grilled meats, pasta in rich sauce, carpaccio, osso bucco, lamb & caramelized capsicum.


Drink now or cellar to 2014.

VIC - King Valley
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
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The Chrismont story starts in Italy in the 1920s where Arnie's father Arnold (right) grew up in the small town of Noarna in the Trentino region near the Austrian border. One of ten children, Arnold grew up on a farm that had grape vines and a small orchard. His father was a share farmer and they lived as caretakers in the majestic Castel Noarna, rebuilt in the 11th century from its own ruins after a probable previous life as a fortification during the Roman era. The castle sat amid the steep Trentino terrain, dominating Noarna and the surrounding area of Vallagarina.

Arnold set sail for Australia in 1952 and settled in the North East Victoria town of Myrtleford, helping a migrant Italian family on their tobacco farm. It didn’t take long before a number of Arnold's brothers settled in Australia, too. The four decided to join forces to start a tobacco growing business with Arnold in charge. From a small share-farming plantation, Arnold grew it into the largest tobacco growing enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere within eight years; the height of the business came in the mid-1960s. When the Australian Government introduced a quota system to the tobacco industry severely constraining tobacco production, the brothers were rendered bankrupt overnight.

Following discussions with John and Peter Brown in 1979, Arnold and Arnie received a ten-year contract to supply grapes to Brown Brothers of Milawa, thus embarking on a journey full of the trademark Chrismont passion and drive.

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