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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
Chicken
Chicken
Chips
Chips
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

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

Pairing Suggestions

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

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

Italian Specialities:
Insalata di Bresaola.

If You Like Frascati

You May Also Like:

Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Orvieto (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Piquepoul (France)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

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

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 Greco, Trebbiano, 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.

Lazio

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

The capital is Roma.

White Wines:

Frascati
Trebbiano
Malvasia

Primary Grapes:

30% Malvasia
30% Trebbiano

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