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Castelli Romani, Lazio
Region: Lazio
Zone: Cesanese del Piglio DOCG

Cesanese del Piglio DOCG (Piglio DOCG)

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 12%
Storage potential: 3 years

Cesanese del Piglio DOCG (or Piglio DOCG) is a red wine made from Cesanese di Afille and/or Cesanese Comune grapes (90-10%), with the permitted addition of local blue grapes, often Barbera, Montepulciano and Sangiovese varieties (0-10%).

The wine has a ruby red color with purple hints, which turn to garnet with age. The scent is delicate, with notes of berries and fruit, which is typical of the grape. The taste is dry, soft and full-bodied, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

The local tradition implies enjoying Cesanese del Piglio DOC at the pig slaughtering, with the local “lonze”, a fillet of salted ham. Also enjoyed with game, roast, sausages or blood pudding.

A barrel-aged Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG and Cesanese del Piglio Superiore Riserva DOCG is also available.

The wine has the same characteristics as the wines from the neighboring zones, Cesanese di Affile DOC and Cesanese di Olevano Romano DOC.

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