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  • 2019 Frascati Superiore DOCG, Castel de Paolis Wine Republic Heros White Wine

    2019 Frascati Superiore DOCG, Castel de Paolis

    £1895

    The undisputed champions of Frascati wine, the Santarelli family is almost single- handedly responsible for transforming Frascati into a Titan of the volcanic wine category. Their Frascati DOCG is a deserved winner of the Tre Bicchierri award and is truly one of Italy’s great white wines.

    This is an intense and aromatic Frascati, with notes of juicy exotic fruits complemented by floral top notes. Refreshing yet textured with fruity flavours of apple and pear layered with hints of minerality, finishing on a delicious savoury note.

    Made from a blend of local grape varieties, which flourish on the volcanic hills south of Rome. The vineyards were completely replanted during 1990 to 1992, at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare to limit vigour, thus concentrating the flavours in the grapes.  The vines are planted at an elevation of 300 metres above sea level and are orientated towards the south-east to maximise sunlight exposure. The volcanic soils are layered with granular tuffs, which are rich in mineral elements producing elegant and fresh wines with a distinctive character.

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