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Principe Pallavicini
Frascati DOC
Lazio

This traditional blend has played a role in the history of Lazio, going back over 1,000 years. The Pallavicini family upholds this singular tradition, crafting a thoughtful Frascati Superiore that celebrates the bright nose of this wine. The grapes are hand-harvested using a careful selection process, from late September through late October. No expense is spared to preserve the delicate perfumes of the varietals as they travel to the winery in refrigerated trucks.

Malvasia di Candia, or Malvasia Rosso, gives the final wine rustic tones and its full color, while Malvasi del Lazio, or Malvasia Puntinata, lends harmonious notes and rich aromas to the final wine. Bombino, Chardonnay and Greco round out the blend with a refreshing acidity.


Owner: Pallavicini Family
Website: www.vinipallavicini.it
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Type: White wine
Varietals: Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia del Lazio, Bombino, Chardonnay, Greco

Vineyard Location: Municipality of Roma
Orientation: East-West
Elevation: 650 ft
Vines Planted: 1982-1997
Trellising: Guyot and Cazenave
Vines/Acre: 1,010-1,415
Yield/Acre: 40 ql
Soil: Calcareous soil of volcanic origins

Vinification
Traditional, temperature-controlled fermentation off the skins

Aging Process
Two or three months in stainless steel

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow with green reflections
Bouquet: Delicate with moderate fruit and blossom
Flavor: Dry, fresh and elegant
Pairings: Excellent aperitif; pairs well with fish dishes

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 250,000 bottles