Colli di Catone Frascati Superiore DOCG 2021
(Frascati, Lazio, Italy)
Regular price $20.00 Sale price $17.97 Save $2.03
About This Wine:
Antonio Pulcinis estate was known for its wines at the time of the Roman Empire. He has quietly championed the ancient Malvasia Puntinata (a/k/a Malvasia del Lazio) and Grechetto - varieties almost lost to the onslaught of Trebbiano and Malvasia di Candia. Pulcini prunes his vines to produce tiny crops - typically around 20hl/ha - to develop the concentrated fruit he believes is necessary for truly ageworthy wines. His top white, from the Colle Gaio vineyard, is allowed to slumber in the villas underground caves until Antonio deems it ready for his loyal customers.
The wine is macerated on the skins for 4-5 days before fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The wine is kept on its fine lees until bottling in March.
A blend of 40% Malvasia Puntinata, 30% Trebbiano, and 30% Malvasia di Candia cropped at a fraction of permitted yields.
This unique white blend is produced in the heart of Italy’s Lazio region and is vinified entirely in steel. The wine is soft, aromatic, and loaded with nutty flavors of yellow fruit, white flower petals, and crushed rocks. Serve chilled with Italian-inspired happy hour snacks (bruschetta, smoked fish, or fresh veggies).
Ideal served chilled as an aperitif or with starters, bruschetta, crostini and pizza. An excellent accompaniment to pasta and rice dishes, white meats and fish.