White grape varietals: Malvasia, Trebbiano
Frascati is cultivated on volcanic soils located in the heart of the Castelli Romani (Roman Castles) and is one of Italy’s first DOC wines.
Frascati Superiore, a white wine and Cannellino di Frascati, a sweet dessert wine achieved DOCG status in 2011.
It pairs well with antipasti, lentil soup, pasta with beans/chickpeas and many typical Roman dishes such as Bucatini all’amatriciana, Saltimbocca (sliced veal rolled with prosciutto and sage and shallow-fried), spaghetti alla carbonara, tagliatelle, fettuccine and spaghetti with cheese and pepper known as Caccio e Pepe.
Frascati DOC is a full-bodied, straw-yellow colored, elegant wine, more or less intense, with a dry and savoury taste: you must absolutely order it whenever you are in a restaurant in Rome. Excellent to drink as an aperitif.
You can enjoy it in the «Superior» DOCG version, the “Spumante” DOC and the “Frascati Cannellino” DOCG version, a nice dessert wine from the late harvest.