#177 Principe Pallavicini Frascati DOC 2018

Lessons in Italian history, DOC law & S.African wine prejudice
📜 Frascati is arguably the most famous of Lazio’s DOCs. It’s certainly the oldest, being registered in 1966 – along with the Vernaccia di San Gimignano in Tuscany, and Ischia in Campania.
In this video we allow the Principe Pallavicini Frascati DOC 2018 to be the trigger for two lessons on Italian wine, and one lesson on South African prejudice. All in one bottle.
Frascati was only upgraded to DOCG in 2011, adding Frascati Superiore DOCG and Frascati Superiore Riserva DOCG to the list of regional stipulations.
The town is situated south east of Rome, and the Principe Pallavicini vineyards around the town range in altitude from 100m all the way up to 300m ASL. The Prinicipe Pallavicini soils are primarily limestone and clay, but the few dormant volcanoes in the area have added levels of intrigue to the region, given the rising popularity of volcanic soils in wine circles.
🍇 This bottling is 70% Malvasia, 15% Greco, and 15% Trebbiano. Fermented to 13% ABV, and matured in stainless steel.
💰 ZAR170.00 (as of January 2022)
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