A top quality Frascati, supple and flavoursome - with lemons and crisp green apple flavours which are beautifully balanced by a fresh almond richness.
This is very grown-up Frascati well worth trying – you will be taken back by the quality and value for money!
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region of Italy
Bordering Tuscany, Umbria and Abruzzo, the province of Lazio is the home province of Rome. It doesn’t have any wine regions that are quite as famous as the city of Rome, bit in the city, and indeed in the region, white wine rule.
This is illustrated by its two most famous wine styles, Frascati and Est! Est!! Est!! do Montefiascone, both of which include Trebbiano and Malvasia with a proportion of supporting white grapes in some cases.
Having said that, the region’s volcanic soils and rocky terrain are both suitable for red and white wine production. For reds, Montepulciano is usually Lazio’s grape variety of choice.
A winning combination of three white grapes that go into making the famous Frascati, produced just outside Rome. Together they make a straight-forward, easy drinking white wine that is fresh, light and citrusy.
Central Italy: The region and places of interest
Home to the opulent and stunningly beautiful Tuscany, Central Italy is responsible for the production of perhaps the most famous Italian red wine - Chianti. The remarkable beauty of places such as Rome, Pisa and Florence make it Italy’s most travelled wine region, and while Tuscany is considered central to the region’s viticultural excellence, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo and Molise all have their winemaking merits.
Salads & Vegetables
A great match for this wine would be a feta or green salad but it would go equally well with a light seafood or mozzarella salad and a Salade Nicoise.
Fish & Seafood
Pair this wine with clam chowder or mussels and oysters. It also works well with halibut, herring and trout and we recommend you try prawns for good measure.
Pasta & Other Sauces
A very light olive oil and fish based sauce would work well with this wine. Try it with spaghetti 'alla marinara' or 'alle vongole'.
Generally this wine is too light for most meats.
Herbs & Spices
The delicate seasonings of chives, coriander, dill, fennel, tarragon and parsley would complement this wine.
We wouldn't recommend pairing this wine with anything spicy as the flavours would overwhelm a wine like this.
Very mild flavoured cheeses such as cream cheese, feta, halloumi, mozzarella and ricotta would work best with this wine.