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Est! Est !! Est !!! di Montefiascone

DOC area for white wine in the Italian region Lazio, The vineyards of the zone cover over 400 hectares of vineyards, which extend over the seven municipalities Bolsena, Capodimonte, Gradoli, Grotte di Castro, Marta, Montefiascone and San Lorenzo Nuovo in the province of Viterbo. The historic Classico area includes sections of the municipalities of Montefiascone and Bolsena. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the name of the layer on label be specified.

The unusual name is based on a legend. The Augsburg Bishop Johannes Fugger or Italian Joannes de Fuk (a reference to the famous merchant family is uncertain) was in 1111 in the baggage of Emperor Henry V (1086-1125). A clergyman's servant tested the neighborhoods and wines of the area for his lord, drawing one day ahead of the crowd from village to village or from tavern to tavern. The wines of the localities were evaluated by him at the front door with chalk. With an "Est!" - analogously "It is (here)!" - the good and with two "Est! Est !! "the very good ones. In an inn in Montefiascone he was so enthusiastic about the wine that he did so with a threefold "Est! Est !! Est !!! "documented. Allegedly, the bishop drank the wine to death. On his tombstone stands: EST! EST !! EST !!! PPROPTER NIMIUM EST EST HIC JOANNES DE FUK DOMINUS MEUS MORTUS EST. He is buried in the church of San Flaviano in Montefiascone. In his honor, the wine festival "Fiera del Vino" is celebrated every year in August and a bottle of Est! Est !! Est !!! poured on his grave.

Est! Est !! Est !!! di Montefiascone - label and grave plate by Johannes Fugger

Allegedly, the wine was made at one time Muscatel places pressed and should have been very sweet. Today's white wine is going out Procanico, a small-berry variety of Trebbiano Toscano (50-65%), Rossetto (25-40%), Malvasia Bianca Lunga and or Malvasia del Lazio (10-20%), as well as other approved non-aromatic varieties (max 15%) blended and aged in the taste directions secco, abboccato and amabile. He is also called Spumante produced exclusively in secco. The wine is also a tourist attraction in one Pulcinella bottle offered. Similar in the grape variety is the DOC white wine Orvieto,

Picture left: The Wine Raconteur
Picture right: By Ulrich Mayring , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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