Roman Holiday

This afternoon enjoy three wines by Lazio producer Castel de Paolis

roman holiday poster

When in Rome… drink Frascati. But even if you can’t make it to the Eternal City this week, you can still take your own “Vacanze Romane” at Vino and sample some classic from the castelli romani. From one of Lazio’s best producers, Castel de Paolis, comes a new Frascati, a wine synonymous with the Italian capital Rome, and always a favorite with its legions of tourists.

fabrizio santarelli at i trulli

Located in the hills of Grottaferrata just south of Rome, Castel de Paolis’ vineyards have been part of the Santarelli family since the 1960s. Today, Fabrizio Santarelli (above at I Trulli) not only produces delicious wines under the Castel de Paolis label, but also acts as president of Le Vigne del Lazio, a consortium of the region’s winemakers. With this position comes the task of reshaping Lazio’s winemaking image and promoting its wines to an international market. One taste of his wines was enough to convince us Santarelli’s doing fine work in both his jobs!

3 castel paolis wines

This afternoon taste Castel de Paolis’ Frascati Superiore, an elegant blend of Malvasia di Candia, Trebbiano Toscano, Bonvino and Cacchione, plus the popular Donna Adriana (Malvasia Puntinata, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier) and Campo Vecchio Rosso (Syrah, Cesanese, Montepulciano).

Frascati Superiore 2007 Castel de Paolis

Donna Adriana 2007 Castel de Paolis

Campo Vecchio Rosso 2005 Castel de Paolis

Thursday, July 30

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