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Castelli Romani

Area in the Albana hills southeast of Rome between Via Casilina and the famous Via Appia Antica in the Italian region Lazio, In the past, there was a castle on each of the hills, which had to give way to the splendid palaces of the cardinals and nobles in the Renaissance. The fertile soil of the slopes has been used for centuries for viticulture. Today there are about 7,000 hectares of vineyards that extend to the city limits of Rome (some vineyards are still within the administrative boundary of the city). Three quarters of them are located around the large, extinct Tuscolano volcano, whose craters are still visible in the lakes Albano and Nemi.

Of the ground consists mainly of weathered basalt and volcanic clay rich in content potassium and phosphorus, In this sprawling area are the DOC / DOCG zones Cannelino di Frascati. Colli Albani. Colli Lanuvini. Frascati. Marino. Montecompatri-Colonna. Velletri and Castelli Romani. The predominant white wines are mainly from different Malvasia and Trebbiano varieties with shares autochthonous Varieties pressed.

The DOC area Castelli Romani applies to red wines, rosé wines and white wines. The area covers in full the municipalities of Albano Laziale, Ariccia, Castel Gandolfo, Ciampino, Colonna, Frascati, Genzano di Roma, Grottaferrata, Lanuvio, Lariano, Marino, Monte Porzio Catone, Nemi, Rocca di Papa, Rocca Priora, San Cesareo, Velletri and Zagarolo, as well as parts of Ardea, Artena, Montecompatri, Pomezia and Roma in the province of Roma, as well as parts of Cisterna di Latina and Aprilia in the province of Latina. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the name of the label on the bottle label.

The Bianco is made in any mix Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Malvasia puntinata logo CNRS logo INIST Malvasia del Lazio. Trebbiano Giallo. Trebbiano Toscano, Trebbiano di Soave / Trebbiano Verde Verdicchio Bianco (about 70%), as well as other approved varieties (max 30%) blended.

The Rosso (also as Novello ) are made in any mixture Sangiovese. Montepulciano. Cesanese. Merlot and Nero Buono di Cori 85%) and other authorized varieties (max 15%). The Rosato is made from the same grape varieties, but it can also be used white varieties. All wines are also called Frizzante produced in secco and amabile.

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