Indicative blend: Montepulciano, Merlot, Sangiovese.
Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $46
Search Rank 5768
Over all vintages, this was the 5768th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 24246th
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The winemaking zone is located in the provinces of Velletri, Lariano and Cisterna in the southernmost part of the Castelli Romani district, south-east of Rome. Some producers still practice a particularly ancient tradition of vine training, using a medium-sized tree to support the shoots. It was used in Roman times and, according to Pliny The Elder, was introduced earlier by the Etruscans.
Velletri is produced as a robust ... more
Lazio is a region in central Italy, and home to the ancient capital city of Rome. Like many Italian wine regions, Lazio's vine heritage is ancient. Its first inhabitants were the Etruscans, though it was the Latins who gave the area its original name Latium. The Romans brought the region into another era by improving trade and agriculture, although after the collapse of the Roman Empire the land was neglected. Only in the 1870s, when Rome became the capital of Italy, ... more