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While in Rome …

While in Rome we decided to try a local wine. Rome is in the Lazio wine region and a white wine made by several producers is Frascati. We stopped by a corner restaurant adjacent to the Barberini Plaza and had salads with a half bottle of Frascati DOC by Principe Pallavicini. This particular Frascati was a blend of Malvasia del Candia, Malvasia del Lazio, Chardonnay and Trebbiano Toscana. The light yellow colored wine offered an aroma and taste of a fruit salad especially mellon and pear with a hint of peaches. The crisp finish had some pleasant almonds and just a trace of bananas on the after taste. The wine paired well with the salads, however was challenged by arugula which over powered the flavors.

Our quest to taste 50 different varieties of wine grapes has just decreased by three. The  Malvasia del Candia, Malvasia del Lazio and Trebbiano Toscana were three grape varieties we haven’t tasted before, at least for inclusion in the Wine Century Club’s 200 different grape variety level.

We tried another Frascati while back at the Rome Cavalieri hotel. This Frascati was from Fontana Candida and was a blend of the Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia di Candia and Malvasia del Lazio grapes. It was similar to our first Frascati but had a stronger almond taste. Off exploring Rome, we’ll try to find some more wines from the Lazio region.


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