Cannellino di Frascati DOCG is a sweet white wine that is produced in the areas around the town of Frascati, in Lazio, with Malvasia Bianca di Candia and Malvasia Puntinata grapes. The vineyards, with an exposure mainly towards the west, are distributed between 70 and 500 meters above sea level; they plant their roots on volcanic, permeable and non-arid soil, benefiting directly from the climate and the breezes of the nearby Tyrrhenian Sea.
To guarantee the particular sweetness of Cannellino di Frascati DOCG, the grapes are always harvested late (in November) and, at the discretion of the producer, are subjected to a partial drying in suitable rooms. In this way, letting the water evaporate naturally, the concentration of the sugar inside the fruit increases significantly.
The color is intense straw yellow. The scent is characterized by floral, fruity notes (peach, apricot, pear, apple), sometimes spicy (honey). The taste is sweet, bodied, with a slightly bitter aftertaste, medium acid and savory.
Cannellino di Frascati DOCG, thanks to its light sweetness, goes very well with dry pastries. During a meal, it is ideal with salty pies and elaborated vegetables.
- region: Lazio
- province: Roma
- munnicipalities: Frascati, Grottafferrata, Montecompatri (partially), Monte Porzio Catone, Roma (partially)
- Cannellino di Frascati
- grapes: 110 quintals/hectare
- wine: 72 hectoliters/hectare
- not specified
- temperature: 12°C / 54°F
- glass: medium wine glass
- longevity: 1-2 years