Latium

Description

Description

The Lazio region is known worldwide because of Rome, the Italian capital, but not for its wine. The region mostly produces simple and light whites, which are sold to the hordes of tourists that flow continuously into the Eternal City. The region counts 27 DOCs and the 3 DOCGs, among them the DOC Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone. The majority of Lazio’s white wines are made from various Trebbiano and Malvasia grape varieties. The 9 Colli Romani DOCs, located on the Alban hills south of Rome, alone account for over 80 percent of the total production of DOC wines in the region. The wines of Lazio are suitable for everyday consumption. Unpretentious, they perfectly accompany classic Roman cuisine such as spaghetti alla carbonara or fritti misti (a mixture of fried vegetables, seafood and meats). While most restaurants and osterie in the capital serve local wine, Rome is also full of wine bars and shops that offer bottles from the best wineries in the region.

What to do?

On the outskirts of Rome, the Castelli Romani area is famous for its medieval castles and many fortresses built by great Roman families. Further north, the Villa D'Este in Tivoli, classified by Unesco as a world heritage site, boasts one of the most beautiful garden-fountains in the Bel Paese. The seaside resort of Ostia is located about thirty minutes from Rome, as are the ruins of Ostia Antica, the historic port of Imperial Rome. Lesser known, but interesting nonetheless, are the many Etruscan sites to the north, which give a glimpse of the impact and wealth of this pre-Roman civilization that early Romans ultimately absorbed into their burgeoning empire.

Wines

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Aleatico

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Aleatico di Gradoli DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

The Lazio region is known worldwide because of Rome, the Italian capital, but not for its wine. The region mostly produces simple and light whites, which are sold to the hordes of tourists that flow continuously into the Eternal City. The region counts 27 DOCs and the 3 DOCGs, among them the DOC Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone. The majority of Lazio’s white wines are made from various Trebbiano and Malvasia grape varieties. The 9 Colli Romani DOCs, located on the Alban hills south of Rome, alone account for over 80 percent of the total production of DOC wines in the region. The wines of Lazio are suitable for everyday consumption. Unpretentious, they perfectly accompany classic Roman cuisine such as spaghetti alla carbonara or fritti misti (a mixture of fried vegetables, seafood and meats). While most restaurants and osterie in the capital serve local wine, Rome is also full of wine bars and shops that offer bottles from the best wineries in the region.

What to do?

On the outskirts of Rome, the Castelli Romani area is famous for its medieval castles and many fortresses built by great Roman families. Further north, the Villa D'Este in Tivoli, classified by Unesco as a world heritage site, boasts one of the most beautiful garden-fountains in the Bel Paese. The seaside resort of Ostia is located about thirty minutes from Rome, as are the ruins of Ostia Antica, the historic port of Imperial Rome. Lesser known, but interesting nonetheless, are the many Etruscan sites to the north, which give a glimpse of the impact and wealth of this pre-Roman civilization that early Romans ultimately absorbed into their burgeoning empire.

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Aleatico

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Aleatico di Gradoli DOC

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Vineyards