Casale Marchese, Frascati Superiore

The Casale Marchese winery estate, which extends over more than 50 hectares is dedicated mainly to specific grape cultivars. It is situated in the heart of the Frascati DOCG zone and overlooks one of the most charming landscapes of Rome and the Tuscolo hills, where vineyards interweave with ancient olive groves. The terrain is of volcanic origin and is ideal for this kind of crop as it has excellent drainage and varied exposures.

We tasted: Frascati Superiore DOCG 2015

This wine is a blend of grapes Malvasia del Lazio, Trebbiano toscano, Bonvino and Bellone. In the nose we noticed hints of tropical fruit, nuanced with light, herby floral notes.

In the mouth is robust, with a soft, elegant, mouthfilling finish. Frascati should always be consumed before the next harvest starts. Casale Marchese Frascati is very drinkable even as early as February-March, but it comes into its own as summer approaches, enhanced by a brief stay in the bottle.

As food pairing is an excellent aperitif and with fish recipes, meat and fish carpaccios, pizza, fresh goat cheese.