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Principe Pallavicini
Poggio Verde Frascati Superiore DOCG
Lazio

The grapes destine for this premium blend are harvested in mid-September. Harvesting is done in the early morning and all grapes are transported to the winery in boxes with dry ice in order to preserve each varietal’s delicate aromas. Once in the winery, the grapes are macerated at low temperatures in the absence of oxygen in order to achieve an optimal extraction of their unique aromas. The distinct nose of this blend is emphasized by the presence of Malvasia del Lazio, a spotted version of Malvasia that has adapted itself to this terroir over the centuries and features a more prominent structure and minerality.


Owner: Pallavicini Family
Website: www.vinipallavicini.it
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Type: White wine
Varietals: 70% Malvasia del Lazio, 30% Greco & Grechetto

Vineyard Location: Municipality of Roma
Orientation: East-West
Elevation: 985 ft
Trellising: Guyot and Cazenave
Vines/Acre: 1,620
Yield/Acre: 28-32 ql
Soil: Medium, calcareous volcanic soil with good structure

Vinification
Crio-maceration for 24 hours and gentle pressing; Fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 20 days at 16° C

Aging Process
Aged on lees for 4-5 months, assisted by micro-oxygenation. 1 month in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright, brilliant straw yellow
Bouquet: Broad and intense nose with notes of blossoms and tropical fruit
Flavor: Full, soft palate with lingering aftertaste
Pairings: Suitable for first courses, shellfish, white meats and fresh cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 50,000 bottles