A light, tasty wine with a dry, crisp finish that’s built on a zesty citrus backbone. Fontana Candida Frascati is the most popular Frascati in the world and has been a staple of Roman culture for almost 2,000 years. The grapes for this dry, clean wine are grown in the porous, volcanic soils located in the Frascati commune near Rome. Rich in potassium, this soil produces plump flavorful grapes. Fontana Candida is the only Frascati producer that uses cold filtration and cold bottling to preserve the wine’s flavor and clarity. This easy-to-drink wine pairs well with salads, pasta, veal, chicken, vegetable soups, mild seafood dishes and mild cheeses.
The Wine: Grapes for this popular light wine were gathered between the middle of September and the end of October, then taken immediately to the cellars and vinified by the white wine method with gentle pressing. Frascati is actually a blended combination of grapes, Malvasia and Trebbiano, and has been around since about 4 BC. The dry, clean taste of Fontana Candida Frascati makes it an easy wine to enjoy by itself or with a variety of meals.
The Vineyard: Parcels in the hills of the DOC zone, at between 200 and 400 meters altitude, on land in the communes of Frascati, Monteporzio Catone, Grottaferrata and partly in Montecompatri and Rome.
Region of Origin: The communes of Frascati, Monteporzio Catone, Grottaferrata, and partly in Montecompatri and Rome
Grapes: 50% Malvasia Bianca di Candia, 40% Trebbiano Toscano, 10% Malvasia del Lazio
Color: Bright, pale straw
Aroma: Delicate fragrance of wildflower and fruit, especially hawthorn and Golden Delicious apples
Taste: Refreshing and lively in character with a dry, elegant, soft and fruity taste
Production: 100% cold-fermented and bottled after development in stainless steel
Food Suggestions: Serve chilled with salads, pasta, veal, chicken and mild seafood dishes
Allergenhinweis: Der Wein kann Sulfite enthalten