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Frascati (Italy)

Frascati is an Italian white wine from Frascati in Lazio, south-east of Rome.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Apple
Apple
Pomegranate
Pomegranate

Flowers
Flowers
Almonds
Almonds
Mineral
Mineral

Citrus and Apple are typical for Frascati flavors.

With Floral aromas, hints of bitter Almond and Minerals.

Profile

Frascati is light, dry, and crispy:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium - Low
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salad
Salad
Crab
Seafood
Fish
Fish

Pasta
Pasta
Spaghetti
Spaghetti
Chips
Chips
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Crab
Seafood
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Ham
Ham

Frascati pairs best with Seafood, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Lazio Cuisine.
Pasta Dishes (with Cheese). Lentil Soup.
Green Salad with Lemon Acid Vinaigrette.
Seafood. Mussels. Garlic Prawns.
Light Salads with Crab, Shrimps, or Prawns.
Grilled or Fried White Fish. Sea Bass.
Fried Chicken. French Fries.

Cheese:
Sheep Cheese.
Soft Cheese. Washed-Rind Cheeses.

Lazio Specialities:
Bucatini all' Amatriciana (pasta with cured pork meat sauce).
Spaghetti Carbonara (egg and bacon sauce).
Cacio e Pepe (Roman cheese and pepper sauce).
Saltimbocca alla Romana (veal rolls "jump in the mouth").

If You Like Frascati

You May Also Like:

Albariño (Spain)
Alvarinho (Portugal)
Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Trebbiano (Italy)
Ugni Blanc (France)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Frascati

Frascati is made both dry and sweet, both still and sparkling.

The dry wines are labeled Novello, Superiore, or Novello Superiore.

They are made from minimum 50% Malvasia grapes, and up to 50% of other grapes like Trebbiano, Greco, Bellone, or Bombino.

Malvasia grapes add citrus. Trebbiano grapes add floral notes and acidity.

Some wines are acidic, some are floral, while others are fruity, depending on the grapes used.

The minerality comes from the volcanic soils of the Castelli Romani (Roman Casteles) area.

Frascati DOCG

Since 2011 there are 2 DOCG.

Frascati Superiore (dry). Minimun 70% Malvasia grapes. Minimum ABV 12%.

Cannelino di Frascati is a sweet wine made with botrytized grapes.

Lazio

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

The capital is Roma.

Alcohol can be addictive. Drink in moderation.

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