Color: Bright, brilliant straw yellow
Bouquet: Broad and intense nose with notes of blossoms and tropical fruit
Flavor: Full, soft palate with lingering aftertaste
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Wine maker notes
The grapes destine for this premium blend are harvested in mid-September. Harvesting is done in the early morning and all grapes are transported to the winery in boxes with dry ice in order to preserve each varietal’s delicate aromas. Once in the winery, the grapes are macerated at low temperatures in the absence of oxygen in order to achieve an optimal extraction of their unique aromas. The distinct nose of this microclimate is emphasized by the presence of Malvasia del Lazio, a spotted version of Malvasia that has adapted itself to this terroir over the centuries and features a more prominent structure and minerality.
Varietals: 50% Malvasia di Candia, 20% Malvasia del Lazio, 20% Greco & Grechetto, 10% Trebbiano Toscano
Pairings: Suitable for first courses, shellfish, white meats and fresh cheeses
The Principe Pallavicini winery was established by one of Italy’s oldest noble families. With over 300 years of viticultural experience, the family focuses on the development of the winemaking business in order to produce wines of impeccable quality in the magical, inimitable Lazio terroir.
Principe Pallavicini represents the largest, private estate in Frascati. Of the 208 acres of vineyards at their Colonna (Pasolina and Marmorelle) and Cerveteri holdings, 133 acres are dedicated to the cultivation of white varietals for the production of Frascati DOCG. In-depth knowledge of the land has led to identifying the best vineyards, and after careful study and experimentation conducted in the field and in the cellar, these vineyards are producing increasingly more refined and enjoyable wines with their own outstanding personality.
The team of agronomist Mauro de Angelis, winemaker Carlo Ferrini and resident winemaker Carlo Roveda controls every aspect of production, from cultivation to bottling. Great efforts are taken to maintain the rich character of each varietal. Careful selection, chilled transportation and tailored vinification techniques ensure that the final wines have the bright, nuanced personality of the varietals that went into them.
To this end, renovations were initiated in the family’s historic Colonna cellars and Marmorelle vineyards in the 1980s. The refining of the wine takes place on the Marmorelle farm, where an old stable has been restored and equipped for drying grapes used to make raisin wine, while a section of an ancient aqueduct holds the barrel, cask and bottle chambers. The cellar has been designed to focus the utmost attention on this conclusive phase of the winemaking, utilizing a combination of traditional and modern techniques.
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