More Winemakers from Latium

    • "Poggio dei Gelsi" Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone DOP 2019

      “Poggio dei Gelsi” Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone DOP 2019

      The fame and Latin name of this legendary wine dates back to the beginning of the 12th century. In the current Est! Est!! Est!!! "Poggio dei Gelsi", Riccardo Cotarella brought all his bravura to bear: he gave it an appetizing, aromatic spiciness based on a slender, tangy structure. Pale straw yellow. Subtle, pure aromas of fresh citrus fruits, white flowers and nectarine. On the palate fresh, well-balanced and gently concentrated, it offers good density in the drink and a light acidity buoyancy. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Trebbiano, 30% Roscetto, 30% Malvasia
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      10020519 · 0,75 l · 11,47 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,60 €
    • "Vitiano" Bianco Umbria IGP 2019

      “Vitiano” Bianco Umbria IGP 2019

      A harmonious all-rounder from Vermentino and Verdicchio. Bright golden yellow, in the nose a rich fruit bouquet with mineral aromas. On the palate it is juicy and very animating with a fresh core of white flowers and minerals, plus hints of pear and lime with a fine acid structure. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:90 points
      • Grape Variety: Vermentino And Verdicchio
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Acidity: 6,03 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,12 g/l
      • Sulfite: 160 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,29
      • Closure: plastic cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Food Recommendations: asian spicy dishes
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      10020219 · 0,75 l · 11,47 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,60 €
    • "Sodale" Merlot Lazio IGP 2016

      “Sodale” Merlot Lazio IGP 2016

      A delight for lovers of smooth red wines and the second wine of Cotarella's Tenuta Montiano. Deep ruby red, slightly sweet notes of ripe blackberries and black cherries in the nose, some coffee, spices, vanilla and subtle toasty aromas. Pure and clear in the mouth, soft but powerful tannins, long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "An impressive merlot with very ripe blueberry character, a considerable tannin structure and a lot of drive at the finish." James Suckling

      "Good full ruby. Very ripe aromas of red cherry, blackberry, violet and coffee. Bright, juicy and lively, with tactile but suave and slightly simple flavors of blue fruits, flowers and herbs. Finishes soft and long with good floral lift. 100% Merlot grown at 300 meters a.s.l. on clay-calcareous soils, stainless steel-fermented and aged nine months in new French barriques." Vinous

      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 9 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,65
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Food Recommendations: grilled meat and roasts
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      10022516 · 0,75 l · 26,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      19,90 €
    About the regionLatium 

    Lazio has more than Frascati and Est! Est! Est!!! to offer.

    For many years wine lovers thought only of Frascati or Est! Est! Est!!!, when the speech came on wines from Latium. This has changed considerably in recent years, as the entire wine industry in the region around Rome has undergone almost radical changes. Although white wines still dominate with a share of almost three quarters of all wines from Lazio, the red wines are clearly catching up with the quality wines.

    The change is particularly noticeable when one looks at the share of the three DOCG and 27 DOC regions, as more than half of all wines in Lazio are already labelled in this way. If the IGT wines are added, the figure is 76 percent. Ten years ago this was exactly the other way round, when simple wines dominated with over 70 percent. Of course, this is also due to the consumer behaviour of the Italians themselves. This is because significantly less quantity is consumed, but higher quality is required. Especially in big cities like Rome. And since the main sales of Lazio wine are in the Rome region, wine producers have had to change their minds. That was an excellent success.

    Wine has always been drunk in Rome.

    Actually logical, because both the Caesars and the popes were never contemptuous of food, this can be read in all Latin books. This is why names such as Falerner or Caecuber - the classic wines of antiquity - are still known to many wine lovers. The hilly landscape around the state capital Rome has much more to offer than popular and historical plants. Only 21,800 hectares of the former 100,000 hectares of vineyards are still cultivated. This produces around 170 million litres of wine. This is about three and a half percent of total Italian production.

    The number one grape variety is Malvasia, which occurs here in two varieties: Malvasia Bianca and Malvasia del Lazio. It is complemented by Procanico, as the small berry variety of Trebbiano Toscano is called here, and by Roscetto, Grechetto di Orvieto, Drupeggio and Verdello. The Orvieto area stretches as far as Umbria, and some wineries in the border area therefore cultivate vineyards in both regions.

    In the middle of the boot.

    Lazio, as the region is called in Italian, is located in the centre of Italy and is the knee of the boot. 320 kilometres of the west coast on the Tyrrhenian Sea are among them. All other central regions of Italy border Lazio. Tuscany, Umbria, Marches, Abruzzo, Molise and Campania. The climate on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea is dry and hot. In the interior, formed by former volcanoes and their crater lakes, it is much cooler and wetter. The soils are almost entirely ancient volcanic and tuff rocks, alternately interspersed with clay and sand towards the coast. With the exception of the up to 2.200m high Apennines, vines are cultivated almost everywhere. A few grapes of Fiorano even in the urban area of Rome, on the Via Appia.

    A total of around 200 varieties are permitted. Many of them are descendants of ancient grape varieties, but only a dozen are important. The main red varieties are Sangiovese and Montepulciano. For the ancient Cesanese, even special DOC zones were established. In the meantime, the vineyards are also more frequently planted with international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, mostly as cuvée partners, occasionally also as surprisingly good single varieties. Above all the famous oenologist family Cotarella with their winery Falesco.

    Older semesters will remember that Frascati, produced from Malvasia and Trebbiano, used to be omnipresent, especially in Italian restaurants in Germany. It was even called the Italian equivalent of Liebfrauenmilch. But Frascati went out of fashion. Today, the picturesque wine-growing village in the Albanian mountains in the north of the Castelli Romani is surrounded by much less, but also much better quality produced, gradually the image turns and the fine mineral whites are again more appreciated.

    Cesanese, fragrant, dark, dense and beguiling.

    A few kilometres east of the Castelli Romani, the red wine is in the centre of the cultivation. Around the wine village of Piglio, Cesanese produces tannin-rich, fragrant wines of deep colour, which can be aged in the bottle for several years. There are some flavors, the DOCG Cesanese del Piglio is considered the best.

    The legendary ancient wines, such as the Caecuber, highly appreciated in ancient Rome, and the Falerner, came from today's province of Latina, located in the south of Lazio on the border with Campania. Around the small village of Gaeta, a small reminiscence of Cècubo is produced, an exciting red wine.

    Even the famous Est! Est! Est!!! di Montefiascone has seen better sales. All too long the winegrowers have rested on the degree of popularity and pressed quite arbitrary wines for the numerous tourists. And yet there are really excellent conditions for elegant white wine around the Lago di Bolsena, as some producers also prove. Most are dry, but it also comes in a semi-dry and even sweet version in the bottle.

    Est! Est! Est!!! di Montefiascone - white wine steeped in legend.

    The strange name is based on the legend that the Augsburg bishop Johannes Fugger sent a servant ahead on a trip in 1111 to test the quarters and wines of the area. It was agreed that he would use chalk to build those locations with a „Est!“ (mutatis mutandis: „That's him!“) should identify the good ones, and a two-fold „Est! Est!“who offered particularly good wine. In an inn in Montefiascone, he was so enthusiastic about the wine that he decided to do so with a triple „Est! Est! Est!!!“ at the inn door. By the way, according to legend, Bishop Fugger never reached the Pope - and is buried in the church of San Flaviano in Montefiascone. In his honour, a wine festival is celebrated every year, with a bottle of Est! Est! Est!!! poured on his grave. At that time, however, the wine was made from Moscato Bianco and was probably sweet. Today's white wine is produced from Procanico, the small berry variety of Trebbiano Toscano, Roscetto and Malvasia and is aged as secco, abboccato and amabile. It is also available as a spumante - exclusively as secco. SUPERIORE.DE


    • Capital: Rome
    • Provinces: Frosinone, Latina, Rieti, Rome, Viterbo
    • Vineyard: approx. 21,800 hectares
    • Total production/year: around 170 million litres (2016)
    • of which white wine: 73
    • Share of Italian viticulture: 3.50%.

    The Lazio comprises 3 DOCG and 27 DOC areas (>50% of the vineyard area):

    • Cannellino di Frascati DOCG
    • Cesanese del Piglio/Piglio DOCG
    • Frascati Superiore DOCG
    • Aleatico di Gradoli DOC
    • Aprilia DOC
    • Atina DOC
    • White Capena DOC
    • Roman Castles DOC
    • Cerveteri DOC
    • Cesanese di Affile/Affile DOC
    • Cesanese of Olevano Romano/Olevano
    • Roman DOC
    • Circeo DOC
    • Colli Albani DOC
    • Hills of Sabina DOC
    • Colli Etruschi Viterbesi/Tuscia DOC
    • Colli Lanuvini DOC
    • DOC Choirs
    • East! East! East!! of Montefiascone DOC
    • Frascati DOC
    • Genazzano DOC
    • Marine DOC
    • Montecompatri-Colonna/Montecompatri/Colonna DOC
    • Neptune DOC
    • Orvieto DOC
    • Rome DOC
    • Tarquinia DOC
    • Terracina/Moscato di Terracina DOC
    • Velletri DOC
    • Vignanello DOC
    • Zagarolo DOC