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 savoury 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 top notes.
Refreshing yet textured, finishing on a delicious savoury
note.


Producer Note
The undisputed champions of Frascati wine, the Santarellis are 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 of the at
Castel de Paolis were 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 into a mild summer, which saw low rainfall, reducing
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
The local grape varieties thrive in the vineyard situated on the volcanic hills South of
Rome. The vineyards were completely replanted during 1990 to 1992, at a density of
5,500 vines per hectare to limit vigour, thus concentrating the flavours in the grapes
and 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 was 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

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