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Cesanese del Piglio (Italy)

Cesanese is an Italian red wine grape from Lazio.

Cesanese del Piglio DOCG is a red wine made from minimum 90% Cesanese.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blueberry
Blueberry

Blackberry
Blackberry
Plum
Plum
Fig
Fig
Violets
Violets

Herbs
Herbs
Almonds
Almonds
Pepper
Pepper
Spices
Spices

Rich Berries and Spices flavors are typical for Cesanese del Piglio.

Profile

Cesanese del Piglio has good acidity, good fruit aromas, and solid tannins:

BODYMedium Plus
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
16-18°C (61-64°F)

Food Pairing


Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Pasta
Pasta
Pork
Pork

Cheese
Cheese
Game
Game
Beef
Beef
Stew
Stew

Cesanese del Piglio has robust tannins and matches rich food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Ham. Salumi.
Rich Pasta. Rich Risotto.
Rich Stews. Soups.
Lamb. Veal. Rabbit.
Pork. Pork Ribs. Wild Boar.

Cheese:
Aged Cheese.
Grana Padano. Manchego. Parmesan. Pecorino. Dry Jack.

Lazio Spesialities:
Abbacchio alla Romana (Lamb Roma Style).
Agnello al Forno (Roasted Lamb).
Porchetta Arrosto (Roasted Porchetta).
Wild Board Salami.
Coda alla Vaccinara (Oxtail Stew).
Garganelli (Fresh Pasta).

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

About Cesanese del Piglio

Cesanese del Piglio's history dates back to the time of ancient Rome and perhaps also the Etruscans.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, the wine tradition was handed down by the monks, thanks to the various monasteries in the area which for centuries was a Papal State.

Cesanese del Piglio is produced in the famous Ciociaria, between the provinces of Rome and Frosinone and in 2006 the Cesanese Wine Route was inaugurated.

Ciociaria (from “ciocia”: leather footwear of shepherds and farmers) is a territory rich in hills and mountains with good sun exposure and a soil rich in limestone.

DOCG

Cesanese del Piglio is the only red wine from Lazio that has obtained the DOCG recognition (2008).

The Cesanese grape is versatile as it can be vinified dry, semi-sweet, sweet, natural sparkling and sparkling.

Only 3 types of vinifications are allowed in the DOCG, all dry:

Cesanese del Piglio DOCG wine is produced with grapes from two native Lazio vines: the Cesanese d'Affile and the Cesanese Comune.

Lazio

Lazio is located is located between the Apennines and the Mediterranean Sea.

The capital is Roma.

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