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Tasting Lazio Wines with Ian D’Agata

An unexpected invitation by world eminent wine journalist and author, Ian D’Agata to join him in tasting and reviewing, recently released wines of Lazio in Rome, was not to be missed.

The tasting was organised and held at the renowned Trimani Enoteca in Rome (est. in 1821), fellow tasters were the enoteca owners Paolo Trimani, Francesco Trimani and Italian wine journalist Fabio Ciarla.


I personally tasted 110 wines, and wrote tasting notes on circa 70 of them (see below).

A brief word on the Lazio region on Italy’s surrounding the city of Rome, bordering with Tuscany to the north, Campania in the south, Abruzzo and Le Marche to the east and Umbria in the north east.


The Lazio region volcanic hills offer perfect conditions for viticulture because of the fertile and well drained land. A mixture of lava and tufa soils supply plenty of potassium, this suits the acidity in white wine production. The proximity of the Mediterranean Sea to the west brings cool sea breezes that assist in lowering the drier and warmer temperatures near the coast. The mountainous zones have various microclimates that assist and shield some of the chillier wind from the Apennines in the northeast of the region.


Lazio is better known for white wine production. The cultivated grape varieties are Trebbiano, Malvasia Puntinata and Malvasia di Candia being the most used. Further white grape varieties of this area are: Cesanese, Bellone, Grechetto Bianco, Bombino Bianco.


These white wines tend to be crisp, lightly textured and dry and are mostly consumed young.


Red grape types include: Aleatico, Bombino Nero, Nero Buono, Canaiolo, Cesanese, Merlot, Sangiovese and Montepulciano.


Overall there are about 200 different grape varieties to be found in Lazio.


Red wine cultivation is centred east of Castelli Romani mainly around the village of Piglio with Cesanese del Piglio wine as one of the benchmarks. Cesanese grape produces deep rich wines with soft tannins and lifted aromatic profile under the DOC guidelines.


Circa 50,000 acres of land in Lazio are under vine, about 40% of wine production is dedicated to DOC and DOCG, 20% to IGT the rest being used for bulk use.

Lazio offers 3 DOCG denominations: Cesanese del Piglio, Frascati Superiore, Cannellino di Frascati.


To the best of my knowledge there are over 27 DOC in Lazio, the most famous are Castelli Romani, Frascati and Est! Est! Est!


Frascati is a white wine made from Malvasia and Trebbiano, where nuances of peach, lemon, Mediterranean herbs are to be found.


Frascati Superiore DOC is a higher graded wine, restrictions in vine density, higher alcohol content and primary the use of Malvasia del Lazio. The Riserva is required to have twelve months more ageing, the result being a wine with more depth and character, higher floral aromas with hints of almond and grapefruit.


Orvieto DOC is a wine that not only comes from the south of Umbria but also north of Lazio. It is made up of 60% Grechetto or Trebbiano, then the remainder can be a blend of other white indigenous grapes of the area. Although most are a blend of the two principle varieties.


Est! Est! Est! di Montefiascone DOC wines are known for fruity notes and sharp acidity.

I can imagine more than a few of my readers asking themselves “ How can a Lazio/ Rome region become known as Est!Est!Est!”? The legend has it in the 12th century a visiting nobleman Johannes Defuk, had his servant ride ahead and try all the local wines to find the best. He was supposed to mark the taverns with the best wine with an Est! If they were worthy of a stop.When Defuk arrived in Montefiascone he found written “Est” three times because the servant liked the wines so much!😂


Castelli Romani DOC wines extoll, harmony, aromatics both in taste and fragrance, they produce white and red wine, the latter being blended from Cesanese, Montepulciano, Merlot, Sangiovese and Nero Buono.


Cesanese grape variety is mainly grown in Lazio, sometimes also used on the Tuscan coast.Technically there are two types of this grape: Cesanese Comune and Cesanese di Affile. The latter tends to be of slightly better quality.


Wines made using Cesanese grape are generally noted for ruby red in colour, some with dark violet undertones. Soft on the palate, rounded acidity with black fruits, nuances of spice. These wines are fruity, well structured, medium bodied.


Cesanese del Piglio found in the east of Rome, must include 90% of either type of Cesanese, highly aromatic and well structured. Further barrel ageing produces wines labelled Superiore and Superiore Riserva.


Cesanese Olevano Romano vineyards surround the town that gives its name. These wines are noted for their intense floral aroma and complex minerality, fine tannins and fresh acidity.


Cesanese di Affile grape has small berries and darker leaves, than the common Cesanese. It does not thrive at high altitudes and is slow to ripen, therefore is often harvested in mid October. Cesanese di Affile wine comes in dry and sweet versions.


During a break in the tasting, Ian graciously agreed to partake to my High Five with Tony Wood interview:



TASTING NOTES


WHITE WINES

Lazio IGT



Ciucci

Ciucci La Malvasia Lazio IGT 2022

Pale straw in colour with bright undertones. Yellow peach, star fruit, white florals, lemon oil. Medium bodied. Broad and medium in length.

Points 87 TW


Le Lase

Le Lase Zefiro incrocio Manzoni Lazio IGT 2022

Bright yellow in colour with golden highlights. Yellow apple, honeydew melon, lemon zest. Gardenia and faint mimosa florals.Peppery notes coming off mid palate. Fresh and clean.

Points 88 TW


Pacchiarotti

Pacchiarotti Fati Lazio Bianco IGT 2021

Translucent yellow in colour. Pear and green apple. Balanced and in harmony. Angular acidity, shell minerality. Compact and focused.

Points 87 TW


Pacchiarotti

Pacchiarotti Matèe Lazio Bianco IGT 2020

Pale straw yellow in colour. Forward aromatics of white and yellow florals. Lightly textured, orchid fruits, carries slightly more weight than previous wine, medium length on close.

Points 88 TW


Lazio Castelli


La Torretta

La Torretta “Castagna” Lazio Bianco IGT 2021

Pale yellow amber in colour. Ripe pear, peach, apricot. Intense. Meadow florals.Savoury. Notes of almond on the back end. Leaves an unusual sensation on the taste buds.

Points 87 TW


La Torretta

La Torretta Torretta Lazio Bianco IGT 2021

Extremely forceful bouquet showing jasmine florals, peach, apricot and almond. Crisp. Persistent.

Points 88 TW


Merumalia

Merumalia Primo Frascati Superiore DOCG 2022

Pale straw in colour with faint green highlights.Orchard fruit prevails followed by secondary fruit notes of peach and grapefruit. Mediterranean herbs. Fresh. Lightly textured. Savoury. Bitter notes on the close.

Points 87 TW


Merumalia

Merumalia 8Nese Bombino Lazio Bianco IGT 2022

Palest of straw yellow in colour. Citrusy character. Spice and Mediterranean herbs play a part. Savoury. Articulated long close.

Points 88 TW



Principe Pallavicini

Pallavicini “Poggio Verde” Frascati Superiore DOCG 2022

Bright straw yellow in colour with green highlights. White floral aromas assisted with puff of lemon infused Asian fruits. Secondary notes of orchid fruit, almond, rapier acidity. Medium length on the finish.

Points 86 TW


Principe Pallavicini

Pallavicini “Roma” Malvasia Puntinata DOC 2020

Bright straw yellow in colour. Faint floral notes of gardenia and orange blossom. Peach and yellow apple nuances. Covers the palate at glacial speed. Zesty acidity. Comes up a little short on the close.

Points 86 TW


Tenuta di Fiorano

Tenuta di Fiorano Fioranello Lazio Bianco IGT 2022

Straw yellow with bright highlights.Yellow floral notes vie with essence of tropical fruits. Saline infused energy. Balanced. Compact. Citrus and Mediterranean herbs nuances come and go.

Very quaffable.

Points 91 TW


Tenuta di Fiorano

Tenuta di Fiorano Fiorano Bianco Lazio IGT 2018

Bright yellow colour with golden highlights. Aromas of tropical fruits, Mediterranean herbs and citrus notes. Some honey and oak nuances. Engaging. Balanced. Never stops pulsing energy. Long finish. Something special here.

Points 93 TW



Tenuta le Quinte

Le Quinte Lucet Trebbiano Verde Lazio IGT 2022

Translucent straw yellow in colour. Florals of fresh cut spring flowers. Spice notes. Soft warm entry yet fresh and clean. Showing structure and textural depth. Almond notes follow from mid palate to the long finish.

Points 89 TW


Tenuta le Quinte

Le Quinte Orchidea Malvasia Puntinata Lazio IGT 2022

Straw yellow in colour with faint green shards. White floral notes. Green apple. Citrusy character. Layered minerality. Angular acidity that lifts the fresh quality. Light in texture with rounded edges. Linear. Medium length in finish.

Points 88 TW


Tenuta le Quinte

Le Quinte Nohas Grechetto Lazio IGT 2022

Pale straw yellow in colour. Green apple. Greengage. Forward fresh acidity. Fruit quality outstanding. Fine tannins. Medium bodied. Showing energy and youthful tension. Long finish.

Points 89 TW



Villa Simone

Villa Simone Malvasia Lazio IGP 2021

Straw yellow in colour with greenish tints. Heady florals of white and yellow flowers. Rich fruits dusted in spice. Broad structure. Warm and rounded. Bitter follow through on the end.

Points 86 TW


Villa Simone

Villa Simone Villa dei Preti Frascati Superiore DOCG 2022

Straw yellow in colour with green undertones. Pear, grapefruit, white florals. almond. Structured. Linear. Saline notes with complex minerality. Persistent on the close.

Points 89 TW




Artico

Artico Amalthea Trebbiano Lazio IGT 2021

Straw yellow in colour. Persistent bouquet of yellow and white florals, dried Mediterranean herbs. Soft entry, bone dry. Savoury. Ripe pear appears then vanishes. Intense.

Points 87 TW



Giangirolami

Giangirolami Propizio Grechetto Lazio IGP 2022

Straw yellow with greenish undertones in colour. Warm pear, peach, pineapple and honeydew melon.Yellow florals. Fruit comes over as rich and constant. Fresh mouthfeel. Light in texture. Rounded. Savoury. Nicely put together. Medium length on the finish.

Points 89 TW


Giangirolami

Giangirolami Cardito Malvasia Puntinata Lazio IGP 2022

Straw yellow with bright golden highlights.Heady bouquet of white and yellow florals, honey and spiced herbs.White peach, Apricot and citrus notes. Lightly textured. Layered minerality. Persistent. Compact. Fresh and clean feel to the palate after the close.

Points 88 TW



Casale del Giglio

Casale del Giglio Faro della Guardia Biancolella Lazio IGT/IGP 2022

Straw yellow in colour with greenish hints. Floral notes of hawthorn. Peach and Apricot fruits. Intense minerality. Citrusy on the mid palate. Great weight and structure.

Points 90 TW


Casale del Giglio

Casale del Giglio Anthium Bellone Lazio IGT/IGP 2022

Intense straw yellow in colour. Asian fruits, Spice. Broad fresh acidity that sustains the body. Forward minerality. Rich, exotic and consistent. Finely formed and attractive.

Points 91 TW


Casale del Giglio

Casale del Giglio Radix Bellone Lazio IGT/IGP 2018

Bright straw yellow in colour. Aromatics of yellow florals, and Mediterranean herbs. Exotic fruit. Saline infused energy. Complex and layered minerality. Fully formed.

Lifted and sophisticated.

Points 92 TW



Sant’Andrea

Sant’Andrea Dune Circeo Bianco DOC 2021

Golden yellow in colour. Aromas of white florals, white chocolate and vanilla.

Rich exotic fruits. Notes of sapidity. Baking spice. Persistent. Savour Medium bodied and dry.

Points 89 TW


Sant‘Andrea

Sant’Andrea Hum Moscato di Terracina DOC 2020

Medium golden in colour. Rich, exotic and fruity. Broadens on mid palate. Spicy notes.

Concentrated. Aromatics are sweetly laden but the wine is dry.

Points 87 TW


Sant’Andrea

Sant’Andrea Oppidum Moscato di Terracina DOC 2022

Beguiling bouquet consisting of pink rose petal, Mediterranean herbs, apricot and yellow fleshed Asian fruit. Lifted acidity and minerality notes, on the finish a bitter almond taste prevails.

Points 86 TW



Ciociaria


Abbia Nòva

Abbia Nòva “Senza Vandalismi” Bianco 2022

Straw yellow in colour. Pear and yellow apple aromas vie with lemon zest. Sapidity and citrusy in character. Juicy. Edgy. Youthful and primary. Interesting.

Points 85-87 TW



Colacicchi

Colacicchi Strada Bianca Anagni IGT 2020

(40 year old vines)

Bright golden yellow in colour. Yellow flesh fruits. Almond paste. Distant notes of honey. Soft rounded entry. Balanced. Tannins and acidity in total harmony. Showing youthful energy. Gracious and delicate.

Points 89 TW


Colacicchi

Colacicchi Colle Pero Anagni Bianco IGT 2020

(70 year old vines) (500/800 bottles annually)

Translucent yellow in colour. Rich yellow flesh fruits. Saline infused energy. Lightly textured. Good aromatic profile.Compelling.

Points 93 TW



L’Avventura

L’Avventura Saxa Passerina del Frusinate IGP 2022

Very pale yellow in colour. Slightly lean in character. Austere and non forgiving palate.

Points 80 TW



Palazzo Prossedi

Palazzo Prossedi Altaica Lazio Bianco IGT 2022

Pale yellow in colour. Orchid fruit. Fresh acidity. Pleasant progression with fine tannins. Mellow medium length finish.

Points 86 TW

Palazzo Tronconi

Palazzo Tronconi Fregellae Capolongo Frusinate IGT 2022

Bright yellow in colour. Elegant aromatics. Lifted fruit quality. Fresh and clean. Balanced. Pulses energy. Long finish. Very well put together.

Points 90 TW


Palazzo Tronconi

Palazzo Tronconi A di Anfora Moscato Lazio IGP 2021

Pale straw yellow in colour. Orchard fruits. Soft entry expands on mid palate. Showing zingy acidity and crunchy tannins. Distinctive spice profile. Medium length on finish.

Points 87 TW


Terenzi

Giovanni Terenzi “Villa Santa” Passerina del Frusinate IGT 2022

Translucent yellow in colour with vivid green reflections. Impressive bouquet of ripe fruit including white peach. Soft, warm entry, a shade below full bodied. Dense and sumptuous. Long finish

Points 89 TW



RED WINES


Cesanese di Affile DOC


Colline di Affile

Colline di Affile Gaiano Cesanese di Affile DOC 2019

Deep ruby red in colour. Aromas of violet and star anise. Black berry fruits. Liquorice. Black pepper. Tannins and acidity in harmony. Medium length on the close.

Points 91 TW


Formiconi

Formiconi Cisinianum Cesanese di Affile DOP 2022

Intense ruby red in colour. Aromatics of dark blue florals and ripe berry fruit.

Red berry fruit, lifted florals, blonde tobacco. Zingy acidity. Warm entry, shows harmony and balance despite the angular acidity. Showing good length on the finish.

Points 90 TW


Formiconi

Formiconi Capozzano Cesanese di Affile Riserva DOP 2021

Intense ruby red in colour. Blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, Mediterranean herbs, spice, spice notes. Potent. Well extracted.Hauntingly long.

Points 92 TW


L’Avventura

L’Avventura Picchiatello Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG 2020

Ruby red in colour with purple undertones. Red cherry, loganberry, plum. Spice notes and black pepper. Mediterranean underbrush. Slight dusty tannins. Freshness that gives suppleness.

Points 91 TW


L’Avventura

L’Avventura Amor Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG 2021

Deep ruby red in colour. Black fruit. Violet and distant lavender florals. Mediterranean herbs. Fine tannins vie with forward acidity. A degree or two below full bodied.

Spice notes on the close.

Points 92 TW


L’Avventura

L’Avventura Campanino Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG 2022

Intense ruby red in colour. Blueberry, red berry, crunchy tannins and rapier acidity, that given bottle time will loose their youthfulness. Comes across a bit nervous.

Points 85-87 TW



Abbia Nòva

Abbia Nòva Cervia Piglio Superiore DOCG 2020

Medium to Intense ruby red in colour. Aromatics of red rose petal and violet. Black cherry, blackcurrant. Balsamic notes. Blood orange. Mint infused spice notes. Finely grained tannins balance out well with acidity.Terrific persistence. Considerable appeal.

Points 93 TW


Abbia Nòva

Abbia Nòva Piglio Superiore DOCG 2020

Intense ruby red in colour. Red and black berry fruit. Soft warm entry. Stunning textural richness. Agile. Sumptuous. Has clarity and precision. Spicy notes on the long articulated close.

Points 93 TW


Abbia Nòva

Abbia Nòva Berlame Piglio Superiore DOCG 2020

Deep ruby red in colour. Distinctive aromatic profile. Red berry fruit. Pomegranate. Spice. Dried forest floor. Broadens on the mid palate. Tapers sharply on the close. Leaves a dryness on the close.

Points 90 TW


Abbia Nòva

Abbia Nòva Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG 2020

Ruby red in colour. Red rose petal florals. Blackberry, blueberry. White smoke. Mediterranean scrub. Light hummus notes. Succulent.Tremendous resonance.

Points 92 TW


Colacicchi

Colacicchi Tufano Cesanese IGT 2020

Ruby red in colour with purple undertones. Soft berry fruit, spice, black pepper.

Rounded tannins. Light in texture yet bordering on full bodied. Extraordinary fruit quality just drives the energy of this wine.

Points 90 TW


Colacicchi

Colacicchi Casalotto Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2020

Intense ruby red in colour. Red berry fruits. Dark Eastern spices. Floral underbrush. Soft warm entry, structure built on dense tannins. Showing a breadth of flavour.

Points 91 TW



Marie Ernesta Berucci

Marie Ernesta Berucci Mola da Piedi Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG 2021

Intense ruby red in colour. Showing class from the start. Fresh ripe fruits. Formidable structure yet agile and velvety. Vivid acidity that assist freshness of this natural rich wine. Saturates the palate. Energy just pumps through the veins of this wine.

Points 95 TW


Marie Ernesta Berucci

Marie Ernesta Berucci Rafael Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2022

Ruby red in colour. Not quite the impact of the previous wine. A floral canopy of rose petal, violet and distant lavender. Black and red berry fruit. Rounded warm entry.

Fresh and youthful. Shows great promise with bottle age.

Points 90-92 TW


Marie Ernesta Berucci

Marie Ernesta Berucci L’onda Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2021

Deep ruby red in colour. Very ripe red fruit. Dark blue floral aromatics. Star anise, blonde tobacco, camphor, nutmeg. Layered minerality. Extremely aromatic, nuances of menthol infused herbs and almond notes on the back end. All this and still so very young, needs to be put at the back of the cellar, for those of you with a strong will.

Points 92-94+TW


Borgia

Borgia Foglio34 Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2017

Ruby red in colour. Berry fruit. Coming across as needing plenty of aeration. A touch subdued. A little reductive. Not a good showing.

Points - TW


Borgia

Borgia Foglio34 Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG 2019

Ruby red in colour. Black fruits. Tobacco notes. Present progression with fine tannins. Broadens slowly off mid palate. Showing nervous energy. Good length on the close.

Points 90 TW


Alberto Giacobbe

Alberto Giacobbe Lepanto Cesanese del Piglio Superiore Riserva DOCG 2020

Heady aromatics of violet and hibiscus. Ripe black berry fruit. Soft warm entry. Spicy with pepper notes. Floats on the palate. Broad finish. A wine of precision and clarity.

Points 91 TW



Pileum

Pileum Pilarocca Cesanese del Piglio Riserva DOCG 2019

Ruby red in colour with amber undertones. Beneath a fragrant canopy of red rose petal, and soft berry fruit, dusted with baking spice. Complex minerality. Balsamic nuances with orange peel. Would benefit from a touch more acidity. Rounded medium in length on the finish.

Points 90 TW


Pileum

Pileum Bolla di Urbano Cesanese del Piglio Superiore Riserva DOCG 2020

Intense ruby red in colour. Blackcurrant, blueberry. Underbrush. Spicy and fruity nuances prevail on the mid palate.Rich, compact and concentrated. Ultra fine tannins. Muscular yet agile. Juicy. Superb intensity. Articulated close.

Points 94 TW


Pileum

Pileum I Cloni Cesanese del Piglio Superiore DOCG 2021

Ruby red in colour. Ripe soft berry fruit. Showing ripeness, structure and flavour vary. Natural richness. Forceful but not overdone. Opulent. Long finish.

Points 91-93 TW



La Visciola

La Visciola Vignali Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2021

Ruby red in colour. Delicate floral expression. Black cherry, blackberry, prune nuances, Mediterranean herbs, black pepper, sweet tobacco. Savoury. Rounded tannins. Just the correct amount of acidity. Well structured. Distant spice notes. Very long and linear on the close.

Points 92 + TW


La Visciola

La Viscola Ju Quarto Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2021

Medium ruby red in colour. Heady aromatics of Red cherry, dewberry, dried herbs of sage, thyme and flat leaf parsley. Indian spice, the bouquet is definitely quirky. Pinpoint balance. Distinctive personality. Medium bodied. The aromatic delineation follows through to the close. Rounded tannins vie with fresh acidity. Flamboyant.

Points 92 + TW


La Visciola

La Visciola Ju Lattaro Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2020

Ruby red in colour. Soft sweet blackberry fruit, black plum, dark cherry. Distant spice notes. Black pepper. Deep textural structure. A touch under full bodied. Fine tannins. Acidity that lifts mid palate bringing freshness and assisting with balance of this rich wine. Has understated elegance.

Points 93 TW


La Visciola

La Visciola Mozzatta Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2020

Ruby red in colour. Concentrated bouquet of florals and ripe black berries. Spice notes. Black pepper nuances. Agile with great length. Savoury and earthy. Fresh with a defined minerality. Standout wine. Please give this wine bottle time.

Points 93+ TW


La Visciola

La Visciola Vicinali Cesanese del Piglio DOCG 2021

Ruby red in colour with red garnet shadow. Beguiling aromatics of soft warm rose petal florals, crushed red berry fruits. Puff of eucalyptus. Wild and savoury. Juicy. Great length on the close. Built for lasting.

Points 92-94 TW



Carlo Noro

Carlo Noro Foretano Cesanese Lazio IGP 2020

Intense ruby red in colour. Dark cherry, blackberry, blood orange, balsam, liquorice, black pepper with saline infused energy. Tannins and acidity in harmony. Broad and savoury on the close.

Points 92 TW


Carlo Noro

Carlo Noro Collefurno Cesanese Lazio IGP 2020

Ruby red in colour. Heady florals vie with red and black fruits. Wild strawberry and loganberry. Dark blue florals, Warm entry. Savoury and earthy. Spice notes come and go. Dense and sumptuous. Tannins have all but dissolved in the glass. Clean, articulated, long close.

Points 93+ TW


Carlo Noro

Carlo Noro Oncia Rossa Cesanese Lazio IGP 2022

Medium ruby red in colour. Subdued aromatics. Approachable. Lightly textured.A touch exotic. Not what I was expecting. Silky tannins encircle fresh fruit. Very youthful in taste and age.

Points 90-92 TW


Damiano Ciolli

Damiano Ciolli Silene Cesanese DOC 2022

Ruby red in colour with garnet undertones. Aromas of gardenia and pink petal florals. Wild strawberry, raspberry, redcurrant. Wonderful depth and balance. Stunning minerality. Elegant with tremendous resonance.

Points 94 TW


Damiano Ciolli

Damiano Ciolli Cirsium Cesanese DOC 2019

Ruby red with red garnet highlights. Dark cherry, liquorice, black pepper, new leather. Potent. Full bodied. Slightly crunchy tannins. Linear. Juicy. Poised. Epic and memorable.

Points 95 TW



Colacicchi

Colacicchi Schiaffo Anagni Rosso IGT 2020

Deep ruby red in colour. A blend of Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot and Cesanese.

Showing black fruit. Citrusy in character. Tense like a tightrope. Leaves palate a touch dry.

Points 86 TW


Colacicchi

Colacicchi Romagnano Lazio Rosso IGT 2016

Ruby red in colour. A blend of 50% Cesanese the remainder Merlot and Petite Verdot.

Rustic character. Red and black fruit. Brooding. Punchy.

Points 88 TW


Colacicchi

Colacicchi Torre Ercole Lazio Rosso IGT 2016

Deep ruby red in colour. A blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cesanese.

Great quality red and black fruits. Super expressive. Articulated close.

Points 90 TW



My special thanks to the Trimani brothers for organising, hosting and conducting this tasting. This experience could not have been possible without the presence of my good friend Ian D'Agata to whom I extend my gratitude.


© Tony Wood Italian Wine 2023





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Aug 17, 2023

Very useful to get more insight into the huge and perhaps under appreciated quality in Lazio . Of the 200 or so varieties recorded, it would be interesting to know which of these are considered interesting in the face of climate and consumer change.

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