Frascati Superiore DOCG
Frascati Superiore is the white wine par excellence of Frascati, and it is an amazing product well-known throughout the world, which boasts of the DOCG denomination and whose production is permitted only in some areas of the province of Rome and the Colli Albani.
These are volcanic territories, (about 300 hectares) in the district of Frascati, made up of ashes and lapilli sedimented in thick layers, volcanic rocks, pozzolans and tuffs.
The climate for the production of this splendid white wine is the mild one of the Castelli Romani, typically Mediterranean, and the altitude necessary for the growth of the vines ranges from 70 to 500 metres.
Frascati Superiore DOCG is essentially produced with Malvasia Bianca di Candia and/or Malvasia del Lazio (known as Malvasia Puntinata), which must reach a minimum of 70% of the total grapes needed for production. Bellone, Bombino bianco, Greco bianco, Trebbiano Toscano or Trebbiano giallo complete this work of art up to a maximum of 30% of the total product (other varieties of white grape are tolerated, but always up to a maximum of 30%).
The white wine produced from these rows is a straw-yellow colored wine, with an intense yet delicate aroma, with a dry, sapid, velvety flavour.
The production techniques are obviously suitable for a product of this kind: forcing practices are forbidden and only emergency irrigation is allowed, marquee systems are not allowed, and the stumps must have a minimum density of 3000 stumps/ha.
Frascati Superiore has been recognized as a DOC wine since 1966 (with the name of "Frascati"), and was recognized as a DOCG wine in 2011.
The city of Frascati has a millenary tradition of wine production, dating back to Roman times when it responded to the name of Tusculum. In fact, it is no coincidence that the wine that bears its name is so famous abroad, and it attracts experts and investors from all over the world, who help the fame of the "Pearl of the Castelli Romani" growing more and more.