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Discover the wines of Lazio

 - Italy is famous for its gastronomy, but also for its wines, young, strong, aged, of long tradition… 

In the region of Lazio, whose capital is Rome, the wines are very recognized, mostly the whites, thanks to the Trebbiano grape. The most popular is the one from Frascati, called “wine of the Popes”, also white, which in addition to the grapes of this region, is elaborated with Malvasia, offering a fresh fruity aroma and a sweet taste of better quality. 

The Frascati Classico is elaborated in the mountains of this area of volcanic origin. The local winemaking tradition dates back to the Romans, when different types of wines were made; and in the Middle Age was a favorite wine by the British monarchy. The color of Frascati wine is yellow and has an alcohol content of about 11°. We find three distinct types: the actual Frascati, Frascati Superiore and Frascati Cannellino

Being light, cool and dry, it goes perfectly with many appetizers that are often consumed in this place, such as breaded snacks, salads, crostini and, of course, the delicious pastas with multiple flavors. 

In the same region of Lazio we can find other wine appellations, such as Castelli Romani, where white wines are also protagonist, although we are talking, in this case, of red wines. The Castelli Romani population is so committed to the wine that makes the Grape Festival, with many varieties of wine, cellars, new vintages and tastings to accompany the wine. 

Other appellations of white wines are Colli Albani, Marino, Orvieto and Velletri. And, among the reds, we can name the wines of Torre Ercolana and Aleatico di Tuscia. 

The reds pair with pasta, pecorino cheese and the poultry from this area, which is also characteristic of Roman cuisine.

Great Italian white wines

 - Although Italy is renowned for its red and rosé wines, it produces also white wines. His most recognized appellations of origin produce high quality white wines, fresh, full-bodied and with a light touch of spicy flavor that usually fascinate the most demanding palates.

We have an example of this in Tuscany, a region famous for its Chianti and other red wines, which elaborates also white wines made with the Vernaccia grape variety. Their elaboration is mainly located on the famous medieval town of San Gimignano. 

Verona produces the soave, another of the most popular white wines. Made from Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave varieties, is usually somewhat dry and goes perfect with salads, fish and seafood. 

The Classic Orvieto, meanwhile, made in Umbria, is usually sweeter and somewhat dry, defining characteristic of most of the Italian white wine. The Orvieto provides transparent yellow color and a delicate scent, besides having a fresh taste and a bitter touch. 

In this review of Italian white wines, we can not miss the Frascati, which comes from the city of the same name within the region of Lazio, in central Italy. The Frascati wine is dry and intensely fruity. It is usually served cold to drink with appetizers before a meal and is made from Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes. 

Perhaps one of the most known Italian white wines is the Marsala, produced in the region surrounding the city of Marsala in Sicily, and it is one of the most exported to different countries. The Marsala is made with the white grape varieties Grillo, Inzolia and Catarratto. And it is also usually served cold with the first or second course, or even with desserts, because of its dry and sweet taste.

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