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Region: Lazio

Cesanese del Piglio DOCG

Since 1973, Cesanese del Piglio had been a red wine subject to DOC regulations, but beginning with august 2011, the wine was elevated to DOCG and, at the same time, it was approved as an independent zone. Located in the central part of Lazio, approximately 40 kilometers east of Rome, the vineyards comprise the hilly areas of the municipalities of Piglio, Serrone, Acuto, Anagni and Paliano, all in the province of Frosinone.

The wine- and food-lovers of the medieval clergy never missed an opportunity to praise the red drops rich in alcohol, and Cesanese del Piglio was no exception. Thus, the Pope Innocent III (1161-1216) and Boniface VIII (1230-1303) named it the “Wine of Kings – King of Wines”. Perhaps they had heard that Piedmont also had a red wine, Barolo, called the “Wine of Kings – King of Wines”.

It’s not often that one comes across Cesanese del Piglio DOCG outside the borders of Lazio, but if indeed one does encounter it, it will be an elegant, soft, slightly aromatic red wine, which comes in two types that are well suited for aging.

Cesanese del Piglio DOCG is also produced in barrel-aged versions, Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG and Cesanese del Piglio Superiore Riserva DOCG, both with higher aging requirements.

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