Casa Marrone

Casa Marrone is a flavorful, prestigious and welcoming Italian wine full of character, produced to the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. From the handpicked grapes to the Italian Spago placed on the bottle by hand at the winery, this genuine craftsmanship shines through.

Our name ‘Casa Marrone’ translates to ‘brown house’, and is an homage to the textures and tones of the historic, earth-coloured architecture that is found in the areas surrounding the vineyards where Casa Marrone grapes are grown. The many old and beautiful brown houses have often been in the same families for generations and represent the warm and welcoming Italian culture; the Italy where food, family and history are sacred; the Italy that Casa Marrone brings to life for wine drinkers around the world.

Our Wines

Casa Marrone Appassimento

Awards

Tasting Notes

Appassimento
Organic
Vintage 2019

Our Casa Marrone Appassimento has a powerful and intense flavour, while remaining soft and approachable on the palate.

Produced from hand-picked grapes, it has a balanced oak character with notes of mature dark cherries, plum, chocolate and Madagascan vanilla and spices.

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2018 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2019 Vintage

2017 Vintage

Gran Marrone Appassimento

Awards
Appassimento
Organic
Vintage 2019

Gran Marrone is our prestigious, principal wine and a true example of how a premium appassimento should taste.

It’s a full-bodied wine produced from hand-picked grapes and has a generous oak character and rich fruit-driven taste with notes of ripe dark cherries, dried fruit, chocolate and spices.

2018 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2015 Vintage

DVPE - 17

2019 Vintage

Tasting Notes

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Casa Marrone Primitivo

Awards
Tasting Notes
Primitivo
Organic
Vintage 2019

Produced from hand-picked grapes, our Primitivo is a generous, fruit-driven wine with a beautifully balanced oak character.

The powerful, full body has notes of plums, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and vanilla. With balanced tannins and good acidity, this is a fine example of a primitivo that just has to be experienced.

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2017 Vintage

Casa Marrone Appassimento Bianco

Awards
Tasting Notes
Appassimento
Organic
Vintage 2018

Appassimento Bianco is a unique white appassimento with a delightful taste experience. It offers the same characteristic intense flavours as a result of the traditional appassimento method.

This dry white wine is produced from hand-picked grapes with concentrated aromas of pear, peach, mandarin and notes of fresh herbs.

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2017 Vintage

Casa Marrone Pinot Grigio DOC

Awards
Tasting Notes
Pinot Grigio
Delle Venezie DOC, Veneto
Organic
Vintage 2019

A classic example of a fresh, Italian pinot grigio, with a distinctive yellow colour and refreshing taste.

Opening up a bottle of Casa Marrone Pinot Grigio will reveal a plentiful and fresh bouquet, with mouthwatering notes of apple and a clean, fresh palate with a typical mineral taste.

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2019 Vintage

Casa Marrone Rosato

Awards

Tasting Notes

Rosato
Organic
Vintage 2019

A classic dry rosé packed full of flavour, the gorgeous pink color gives way to a dry and fresh rose wine that just has to be experienced.

Exploding with flavours of red berries and notes of lush raspberries and sun-ripened strawberries. A fresh acidity gives way to a lingering aftertaste.

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2018 Vintage

2018 Vintage

DVPE '19

2018 Vintage

Casa Marrone Appassimento

Appassimento
Organic
Vintage 2018

Tasting Notes
Awards

Our Casa Marrone Appassimento has a powerful and intense flavour, while remaining soft and approachable on the palate.

Produced from hand-picked grapes, it has a balanced oak character with notes of mature dark cherries, plum, chocolate and Madagascan vanilla and spices.

Read more

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Previous wine

2018 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2017 Vintage

Gran Marrone Appassimento

Appassimento
Organic
Vintage 2018

Tasting Notes
Awards

Gran Marrone is our prestigious, principal wine and a true example of how a premium appassimento should taste.

It’s a full-bodied wine produced from hand-picked grapes and has a generous oak character and rich fruit-driven taste with notes of ripe dark cherries, dried fruit, chocolate and spices.

Read more

Next wine

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2018 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2017 Vintage

2015 Vintage

DVPE - 17

Casa Marrone Primitivo

Primitivo
Organic
Vintage 2018

Tasting Notes
Awards

Produced from hand-picked grapes, our Primitivo is a generous, fruit-driven wine with a beautifully balanced oak character.

The powerful, full body has notes of plums, dark berries, cherries, chocolate and vanilla.

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Next wine

Previous wine

Casa Marrone Appassimento Bianco

Appassimento
Organic
Vintage 2018

Tasting Notes
Awards

Appassimento Bianco is a unique white appassimento with a delightful taste experience. It offers the same characteristic intense flavours as a result of the traditional appassimento method.

This dry white wine is produced from hand-picked grapes with concentrated aromas of pear, peach, mandarin and notes of fresh herbs.

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2017 Vintage

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Casa Marrone Pinot Grigio DOC

Pinot Grigio
Delle Venezie DOC, Veneto
Organic
Vintage 2018

Tasting Notes
Awards

A classic example of a fresh, Italian pinot grigio, with a distinctive yellow colour and refreshing taste.

Opening up a bottle of Casa Marrone Pinot Grigio will reveal a plentiful and fresh bouquet, with mouthwatering notes of apple and a clean, fresh palate with a typical mineral taste.

Read more

Next wine

Previous wine

2018 Vintage

Casa Marrone Rosato

Rosato
Organic
Vintage 2018

Tasting Notes
Awards

A classic dry rosé packed full of flavour, the gorgeous pink color gives way to a dry and fresh rose wine that just has to be experienced.

Exploding with flavours of red berries and notes of lush raspberries and sun-ripened strawberries. A fresh acidity gives way to a lingering aftertaste.

Read more

Next wine

Previous wine

2018 Vintage

2018 Vintage

2018 Vintage

DVPE - 19

Our Story

Casa Marrone wines are produced through a close cooperation with Casa Botter. Founded by Carlo and Maria Botter back in 1928, Casa Botter began its life in the small town of Fossalta di Piave, and remains based there to this day. Nestled between Venice and Verona in the Italian wine region of Veneto, Casa Botter hails from the home of wines such as Valpolicella and Amarone, with wineries and vineyards in both Veneto and in Puglia. Casa Botter are also part owners in a wine cooperative together with small local growers in the Veneto region.

Now managed and run by the third generation of the Botter family, Luca, Annalisa and Alessandro, Casa Botter are integrating their almost century old winemaking traditions with a new vision focused on modern techniques and innovation. An exciting future made possible by the foundations laid over 90 years ago by their grandparents.

Our wines are lovingly produced in two of the classic Italian wine regions, Puglia and Veneto. Both of these areas are famous for producing exceptionally high quality wines as a result of their sunny and warm climates, which creates the perfect conditions for growing grapes. 

Casa Marrone wines are produced through a close cooperation with Casa Botter, 30020 Fossalta di Piave, ITA.

Wine Regions

Puglia

A region of southeast Italy that dominates the ‘heel’ of the country, and has a rich history of wine production that can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Puglia produces a lot of wine each year from the three main grapes that grow in the region, Negroamaro, Primitivo (Zinfandel), Merlot and Sangiovese. 

Throughout the region you will find the characteristic earth-colored houses and buildings, a traditional architecture that is found in the areas surrounding the vineyards where Casa Marrone grapes are grown. These old houses have often been in the same families for centuries, having been past down from generation to generation. Now they sit amongst the vineyards in the dry Italian landscape, waiting to be restored.

Puglia is a region of contrasts. It has both wide, open landscapes and rolling hills, when this is combined with its warm, dry climate that typically has cool nights, Puglia becomes an exceptional area for producing organic wines. Even though there are several other more quantity-focused rather than quality-focused producers in the region, many think that some of the best examples of Italian quality wines come from this sun drenched, dry region.

Veneto

In the northeastern part of Italy, we find the Veneto wine region, renowned for producing impressive red wines, Valpolicella and Amarone as well as refreshing whites, such as Pinot Grigio, Soave and Prosecco. There are many local grape varieties that can be found here, including corvina and garganega, and also some international grapes. The contrast in temperature between the daytime and nighttime helps to develop an aromatic intensity in the grapes.

The name “Veneto”, relates to a historic region of Italy, Triveneto, an area made up of what would become the “Venezia Euganea, Venezia Giulia and Venezia Tridentina” areas.

Veneto’s climate varies across the region. In the north west, there are cool temperatures and breezy conditions due to being more closely located to the Alps, the influence of the mountain climate helps to maintain the fresh acidity in the wines. While the warmer Adriatic coastal plains in the east of the region, is suited to producing the famous reds, such as Valpolicella, Bardolino and Amarone DOC.

Wine Regions

Puglia

A region of southeast Italy that dominates the ‘heel’ of the country, and has a rich history of wine production that can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks. Puglia produces a lot of wine each year from the three main grapes that grow in the region, Negroamaro, Primitivo (Zinfandel), Merlot and Sangiovese. 

Throughout the region you will find the characteristic earth-colored houses and buildings, a traditional architecture that is found in the areas surrounding the vineyards where Casa Marrone grapes are grown. These old houses have often been in the same families for centuries, having been past down from generation to generation. Now they sit amongst the vineyards in the dry Italian landscape, waiting to be restored.

Puglia is a region of contrasts. It has both wide, open landscapes and rolling hills, when this is combined with its warm, dry climate that typically has cool nights, Puglia becomes an exceptional area for producing organic wines. Even though there are several other more quantity-focused rather than quality-focused producers in the region, many think that some of the best examples of Italian quality wines come from this sun drenched, dry region.

Veneto

In the northeastern part of Italy, we find the Veneto wine region, renowned for producing impressive red wines, Valpolicella and Amarone as well as refreshing whites, such as Pinot Grigio, Soave and Prosecco. There are many local grape varieties that can be found here, including corvina and garganega, and also some international grapes. The contrast in temperature between the daytime and nighttime helps to develop an aromatic intensity in the grapes.

The name “Veneto”, relates to a historic region of Italy, Triveneto, an area made up of what would become the “Venezia Euganea, Venezia Giulia and Venezia Tridentina” areas.

Veneto’s climate varies across the region. In the north west, there are cool temperatures and breezy conditions due to being more closely located to the Alps, the influence of the mountain climate helps to maintain the fresh acidity in the wines. While the warmer Adriatic coastal plains in the east of the region, is suited to producing the famous reds, such as Valpolicella, Bardolino and Amarone DOC.

Sustainability

At Casa Marrone, we have been a leader in producing organic wines for many years, and we continue to drive this agenda. 

For us, it is a fundamental philosophy of our business to work in a sustainable way and help create longevity for our lands and wines. We believe that producing wine in a sustainable and organic way is of better quality and has positive benefits for the environment, since organic wine is grown in a manner that protects the environment and preserves the life of both the soil and the vines.

We endeavour to produce wines that are vegan friendly and we CO2 compensate to reduce our carbon footprint from transportation and other emissions as a result of the production process. It’s our belief that producing great wines does not have to have a negative effect on the environment, and we actively work to reduce our impact on the planet.

Organic wines are produced under the principles of organic farming which excludes the use of chemicals or pesticides. Casa Marrone wines in Europe are all Organic EU certified according to the European Union’s code of organic farming. In the U.S. our wines are certified “made with organic grapes”, meaning that 100% of the grapes we use are USDA certified organically grown grapes.

Craftsmanship

Appassimento Method

Appassimento is a traditional Italian method of making wine out of dried grapes, which makes the wine highly concentrated and adds complexity as well as intense flavor. The drying process of the grapes takes place in the vineyard by cutting the petiole of the grapes and leaving them on the vine to dry in the Italian sun for around two weeks. During this period, the grapes lose about 50% of their volume. They are then hand-picked and vinified accordingly.

"Spago"

The signature “spago” on the Casa Marrone bottles is a seal of quality and a sign of true Italian craftsmanship. "Spago” means string in Italian, and the technique dates back to the time when it was used to hold the cork in place. The string and red seal is put on each Casa Marrone bottle by hand at the winery by our team members. The wording Classe Italiana on the spago is a testament of the high quality of the Casa Marrone wines.

Primitivo

Primitivo can trace its origins back to Croatia, and produces wines that are fruit-driven, high in alcohol and tannins with an intense flavour and deep colouring. Now well established and at home in southern Italy, Primitivo grapes are grown across the region and in particular in Puglia. Although Primitivo has a Croatian heritage, the grape can now be found at vineyards across a number of countries and wine regions, and is in fact identical to the popular Zinfandel grape.

Negroamaro

A grape well at home in the Puglia region of southern Italy with a heritage that can be traced back 1500 years in this area. Negroamaro is a dark skinned grape which is prized for its deep colour, its medium to full tannins and the dark berry fruit flavours it produces. In the warm, dry climate of the south, Negroamaro vines thrive with their fruit reaching an optimal level of ripeness.

Malvasia

Malvasia vines were introduced to Italy by Venetian merchants who brought cuttings from Greece. In actual fact, Malvasia is a family of grapes that contains a diverse variety of characteristics. In southern Italy, Malvasia grapes often undergo the appassimento process of drying the grapes before fermentation, this is to make use of the variety’s high concentration and alcohol levels.

Montepulciano

At the start of the twenty-first century, Montepulciano held the title of Italy’s second most grown red grape variety. The grapes produce a deep purple juice which is used in blends to produce wines under many of Italy’s DOC and DOCG* wines. Montepulciano is valued highly for its subtle flavours, deep colour and gentle tannins.

Chardonnay

Known the world over for producing wonderful white wines, Chardonnay is one of the most widely planted grapes. Many wines produced from Chardonnay grapes have high aromatic complexity, something that is usually down to the winemaking techniques – a characteristic that allows the winemaker to express their individual style, and has earned it the title: “the winemaker’s wine”

Appassimento Method

Appassimento is a traditional Italian method of making wine out of dried grapes, which makes the wine highly concentrated and adds complexity as well as intense flavor. The drying process of the grapes takes place in the vineyard by cutting the petiole of the grapes and leaving them on the vine to dry in the Italian sun for around two weeks. During this period, the grapes lose about 50% of their volume. They are then hand-picked and vinified accordingly.

"Spago"

The signature “spago” on the Casa Marrone bottles is a seal of quality and a sign of true Italian craftsmanship. "Spago” means string in Italian, and the technique dates back to the time when it was used to hold the cork in place. The string and red seal is put on each Casa Marrone bottle by hand at the winery by our team members. The wording Classe Italiana on the spago is a testament of the high quality of the Casa Marrone wines.

Primitivo

Primitivo can trace its origins back to Croatia, and produces wines that are fruit-driven, high in alcohol and tannins with an intense flavour and deep colouring. Now well established and at home in southern Italy, Primitivo grapes are grown across the region and in particular in Puglia. Although Primitivo has a Croatian heritage, the grape can now be found at vineyards across a number of countries and wine regions, and is in fact identical to the popular Zinfandel grape.

Negroamaro

A grape well at home in the Puglia region of southern Italy with a heritage that can be traced back 1500 years in this area. Negroamaro is a dark skinned grape which is prized for its deep colour, its medium to full tannins and the dark berry fruit flavours it produces. In the warm, dry climate of the south, Negroamaro vines thrive with their fruit reaching an optimal level of ripeness.

Malvasia

Malvasia vines were introduced to Italy by Venetian merchants who brought cuttings from Greece. In actual fact, Malvasia is a family of grapes that contains a diverse variety of characteristics. In southern Italy, Malvasia grapes often undergo the appassimento process of drying the grapes before fermentation, this is to make use of the variety’s high concentration and alcohol levels.

Montepulciano

At the start of the twenty-first century, Montepulciano held the title of Italy’s second most grown red grape variety. The grapes produce a deep purple juice which is used in blends to produce wines under many of Italy’s DOC and DOCG* wines. Montepulciano is valued highly for its subtle flavours, deep colour and gentle tannins.

Chardonnay

Known the world over for producing wonderful white wines, Chardonnay is one of the most widely planted grapes. Many wines produced from Chardonnay grapes have high aromatic complexity, something that is usually down to the winemaking techniques – a characteristic that allows the winemaker to express their individual style, and has earned it the title: “the winemaker’s wine”.