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Castel de Paolis Campo Vecchio Rosso Lazio 2016

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Castel de Paolis Campo Vecchio Rosso Lazio 2016

  • Grapes Cesanese 50%, Shiraz 50%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Lazio
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Fabrizio Bono
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • A silky smooth blend delivering vibrant notes of wild red berried fruit, layered with blackberry and delicious spicy notes. Harmoniously balanced, with sweet tannins, mineral tones, and a hint of black pepper on the finish.
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The vineyard is located on the volcanic hills South of Rome. The vineyards were completely replanted from 1990 to 1992, at a density of 5,500 vines per hectare to limit vigour, thus concentrating the flavours in the grapes. The 25-year-old vines yield 80 quintals (8,000kg) per hectare. The vines are planted at an elevation of 300 metres above sea level and are orientated towards the southeast to maximise sunlight exposure. The linear rows of vines are cordon spur pruned, which suits the warm, dry climate. The volcanic soils are layered with granular tuffs, which are rich in mineral elements producing elegant and fresh wines with a distinctive character. This wine is a blend of Shiraz and Cesanese, the latter is considered by many to be one of Lazio's most interesting grape varieties, producing deeply coloured wines with black fruit characters and delicate earthy overtones. The hand-harvested grapes are picked at optimal ripeness.

The undisputed champions of Frascati wine, the Santarelli family is almost singlehandedly 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. The first two hectares of the estate at Castel de Paolis was acquired in 1974 by Giulio Santarelli and in 1977, Giulio started acquiring further plots of land neighboring the existing vineyard. Little by little, the estate grew to its current size of just over 10 hectares, producing fresh, elegant, and distinctive wines from this outstanding volcanic terroir. 

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