Berebene Merlot Colli Euganei

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Berebene awarded the Rialto Merlot from Cantina Colli Euganei

Cantina Colli Euganei 

Today, as a cooperative, Cantina Colli Euganei brings together about 680 winemakers, spread over the protected area of the Euganean Hills Nature Reserve.

It has taken various geological periods for the Euganean Hills to become gentle hills capable of protecting vines and exposing them to the sun in such a favourable way while providing. 

The soils consist of calcareous deposits of the Eocene primeval sea, mixed with volcanic eruption, and have an incredible natural fertility and mineral density. 

The Cantina Colli Euganei is  situated in the heart of the Veneto region, in the middle of an area that has been dedicated to vine and olive tree growing since ancient times. Today, it is acknowledged by the latest regulations of 2010 as a DOC and DOCG area.

Berebene award Merlot Rialto Cantina Colli Euganei

The Merlot Rialto 2018 is awarded by the Berebene, guide from the Gambero Rosso, 2021 with the price / quality price.

Label of the Merlot Rialto

Grape variety: 100% Merlot 

Colour: deep ruby red 

Serving temperature: 18 °C

Aroma: Fruity fragrance 

Flavour: Smooth and full-bodied, with a persistent and elegant finish

Wine and food combination: The wine suits very well to roasted, grilled or baked meats or to aged cheeses

Taste: an astonishing fruit concentration and complexity

Last year, this wine also received points from Falstaff at the ‘Grandi Rossi Veneti Tasting’of 2020. 

Falstaff -the oldest and highest-circulation gourmet and wine magazine of Austria – rated the Rialto Merlot DOC 2018 from Cantina Colli Euganei with 91 points. 

Falstaff Trophy Results for Zenato

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Great results for Zenato at the Falstaff Trophy Lugana & Custoza and at the Falstaff Rosato Trophy

Zenato took part at the Falstaff Trophy ‘Lugana & Custoza’ and received the 2nd place with the Sergio Zenato Lugana Riserva DOC 2018. This wine has been awarded with 93 points. 


“Peach, honey melon and hazelnuts”

Also 4 other wines received 90 / > 90 points:

The Zenato Lugana San Benedetto is made from a selection of the best grapes from the eponymous estate. The vineyards are some of the appellation’s most historic and are considered to be among its best. Rich in personality and with great depth, this wine delivers a wide spectrum of fresh and complex aromas on the nose. It’s full-bodied and full-flavored in the mouth, with notes that shift from dried apple and pineapple to pear and vanilla. Its long, brilliant finish lingers with delicious results.

An intense and enveloping bouquet of white flowers with notes of pear and apple and nuances of peach and citrus. A fine, elegant and persistent perlage and a silky acidic vein gives freshness.

Produced with 100 percent Trebbiano di Lugana, this wine brightens up the glass with its straw yellow color. Its multifaceted nose is aromatic, fresh, and fruity, with notes of grape, peach, citron, grapefruit, and a hint of pineapple, which adds tropical character.

On the palate, the wine is approachable, fresh, and has good minerality.


Custoza DOC 2020

Grapes: Garganega, Trebbiano, Chardonnay, Friuliano, Incrozio Manzoni

A fresh and light wine that suits very well as aperitif, but also goes well with fish dishes. 

The Rosé San Benedetto 2019 received 91 points at Falstaff’s Rosato Trophy:


Rosé San Benedetto  DOC 2020

Grapes: Rondinella, Pinot Nero and Cabernet Franc

” Harmonious and delicious, everything you expect from a good rosé wine.” Also chosen as wine of the year by the finnish magazine Viinilehti. See for more information: Rosato San Benedetto