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Region: Lazio
Zone: Frascati DOC(G)

Frascati Superiore DOCG

Facts about this wine

Wine: White wine
Taste: Dry
Volume: Medium
Min. alcohol: 12%
Storage potential: No saving potential

In 2011, just before the European Union (EU) took over the authorization of classification of Italian wines, among other things, the white wine Frascati Superiore DOC was elevated to DOCG, and on that occasion it had its vinification and grape composition adjusted. The promotions was accompanied by tighter production conditions, yield restrictions and higher alcohol content. The result is a slightly richer, more powerful wine with greater concentration of scent and flavor.

The production area is centered around the municipalities of Frascati, Grottaferrata and Monte Porzio Catone, as well as parts of Rome and Montecompatri.

Frascati Superiore DOCG has the same grape composition as its little brother, Frascati DOC, namely Malvasia Bianca di Candia and/or Malvasia del Lazio (Malvasia Puntinata), both making up at least 70% of the blend, with the permitted addition of Trebbiano Toscano grapes and/or Greco Bianco and/or Trebbiano Giallo and/or Bellone and/or Bombino Bianco grapes (0-30%), as well as local, non-aromatic white grapes (maximum 15%).

Frascati Superiore DOCG is a more or less intense straw-colored white wine, with an intense, distinctive, perfumed and delicate scent, and a dry, soft, comfortable, inviting and elegant taste. If barrels have been used in the vinification process, the wine may have notes of these in the aftertaste and in the scent.

A barrel-aged Frascati Superiore Riserva DOCG is also available, with higher alcohol content.

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