Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Malvasia Puntinata, Malvasia di Candia, Trebbiano Toscano.
Of volcanic origins rich in potassium, phosphorous and other micro elements. Though well draining, this type of soil retains sufficient moisture to sustain the vine even in times of drought. The high concentration of minerals in the soil favours the production of top quality fruit.
These are situated on the hills in Monte Porzio Catone in the heart of the Frascati production area to the South of Rome.
The grapes are harvested by hand. A 24 hours cold maceration of the whole berries is followed by very soft pressing of the pomace. The fermentation is very slow and cool at around 18 °C. Then the wine is left to mature in stainless steel vats and bottled not before the first week of March.
Bright pale straw colour. Characteristic grapey nose. Soft, ripely textured palate with a dry and persistent fruity flavours and a nutty overtones.
Ideal served chilled as an aperitif or with starters, bruschette, crostini and pizza. Excellent with pasta and rice dishes, white meats and fish.