Every time we open a bottle of wine, we embark on a journey through history, flavors, and tradition of a particular territory and country, learning a little bit about the origin of the wine you are sipping, make the moment unique.

Discovering new aromas and flavors and at the same time understand why such a small country produces a wide variety of wines as well, is a wonderful experience.

It is understood that the best wine is the one you like, we like to look for few characteristics such as quality, if the wine is representative of the area, and provided with a defined style.

Here at Gourmetaly, we favor the wines produced with these features.

Talking about Lazio, the region of Rome, a volcanic land, marine, mountainous and flat, producing local white grapes such as Trebbiano, Malvasia of Tuscany, Bombino, Cacchione, Moscato of Terracina and red grapes aleatic, Sangiovese, Montepulciano and ciliegiolo cesanese.

Historically, the cultivation of the vine in the Lazio began with the ancient Romans. It was a grape growing on a volcanic area, and the wine was decidedly different from that sweet greek and, for a long period of low quality. We need to wait late 19th Century for the new era of local wines.

We recommend trying some of the following that we believe really good this year.

White wines

Frascati Superiore 2012 wine company Casale Marchese (Vermicino, Rome)

Poggio della Costa 2012 wine Mottura (Viterbo)

2012 Tenuta Poggio Verde Frascati Pallavicini (Rome)

Oppidum Secco 2012 Cantina Sant’Andrea (Terracina, Latina)

Capolemole Bianco Marco Carpineti (Cori, Latina)

Red wines

Cesanese Piglio Campo Novo 2012 – Casale della Ioria (Frosinone),

Cesanese di Olvano Romano winery Le Cerquette (Olevano Romano, Rome)

Circeo Sogno Cantina Sant’Andrea (Terracina, Latina)

Rosso Le Coste del Lago (Viterbo)

 

Do you want to know where to buy wines, how to pair one of the wines listed with food or local recipes? Contact us.
Salute!