Castel de Paolis Frascati Superiore 2019

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Castel de Paolis Frascati Superiore 2019

Country - Italy

Region - Lazio

Grape Varieties - Malvasia del Lazio 70%, Trebbiano Giallo 20%, Bellone 5%, Bombino Bianco 5%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Castel De Paolis

Tasting notes - An intense and aromatic Frascati, with notes of juicy exotic fruits complemented by floral top notes. Refreshing yet textured with fruity flavours of apple and pear layered with hints of minerality, finishing on a delicious savory note.


Awards
Tre Bicchieri, Gambero
Rosso, 2021
16 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2021

Castel de Paolis Frascati Superiore 2019

An intense and aromatic Frascati, with notes of juicy
exotic fruits complemented by floral and lime zest top
notes and culminating in a long, saline and mineral finish.
Producer Note
The undisputed champions of Frascati wine, the Santarelli family is almost single-handedly 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 neighbouring 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.
Vintage
The 2019 season enjoyed regular conditions throughout the vintage. Fresh
temperatures during spring led to a mild summer, which saw low rainfall, reducing the risk
of disease in the vineyard. The grapes ripened evenly and reached good maturity
levels. The healthy fruit was picked during the latter part of September.
Vineyard
Made from a blend of local grape varieties, which flourish 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 90 quintals (9,000kg) per hectare. The vines are planted at
an elevation of 300 metres above sea level and are orientated towards the south-east
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.
The hand-harvested grapes are picked at optimal ripeness.
Winemaking
The grapes were cooled to preserve the quality immediately after being picked and the
bunches were gently pressed to extract the juice. The must be cooled and fermented
with selected yeasts at 15°C in stainless steel tanks, to obtain a good flavour extraction.
The wine was then aged in stainless steel tanks for approximately seven to nine months
prior to being gently prepared for bottling.
Tasting Note
An intense and aromatic Frascati, with notes of juicy exotic fruits complemented by
floral top notes. Refreshing yet textured with fruity flavours of apple and pear layered
with hints of minerality, finishing on a delicious savoury note.
Grape
Malvasia del Lazio 70%, Trebbiano Giallo 20%, Bellone 5%, Bombino Bianco 5%


Awards
Tre Bicchieri, Gambero
Rosso, 2021
16 pts, Jancis Robinson, 2021


Winemaker: Fabrizio Bono
Region: Lazio
Subregion: Frascati Superiore
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14%

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