Frascati, Principe Pallavicini 2017
The historic Pallavicini family own a splendid Palazzo on the Quirinal Hill in Rome as well as the Tenuta di Colonna in Castelli Romana southeast of Rome, with 60 hectares of vineyards mostly on fertile volcanic soils. The winery is built over an ancient Roman cistern and aqueduct but winemaker Marco Cerqua makes these otherwise traditional wines in a vibrant, modern style. The Frascati is light, refreshingly dry, delicately scented with citrus, apple and almond notes and a bracing mineral finish.
70% Malvasia, 15% Trebbiano & 15% Greco