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Region: Lazio
Zone: Cesanese del Piglio DOCG

Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG (Piglio Superiore DOCG)

Facts about this wine

Wine: Red wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Strong
Min. alcohol: 13%
Storage potential: 6 years

This red wine has the same grape composition as the non barrel-aged Cesanese del Piglio DOCG (or Piglio DOCG), namely Cesanese di Affile and/or Cesanese Comune (90-100%), with the permitted addition of local blue grapes, such as Barbera, Montepulciano and Sangiovese (0-10%).

Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG (or Piglio Superiore DOCG) is a ruby red wine, which turns to garnet red after aging. The scent is delicate and intense with floral and fruity notes, while the taste is dry, soft and harmonious, with a slightly aromatic and bitter finale.

The wine is released for sale on July 1st of the year following the harvest. From some producers, the wine is barrel-aged. Alcohol content is 13%.

The local tradition implies that Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG always be on the table at the pig slaughtering, when the wine is enjoyed with the local “lonze”, a fillet of salted ham. Also enjoyed with pork, game, roast, sausages or blood pudding.

At the same grape composition, but with higher mandatory aging requirement, a Cesanese del Piglio Superiore Riserva DOCG (Piglio Superiore Riserva DOCG) is also produced.

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