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Lazio, a.k.a. Latium, is the region that surrounds Italy’s capital of Rome. We often associate ancient Roman wine consumption with never-ending goblets of red wine, but this is predominately a white wine producing area. 
 
Of course its history is long and eventful. This was the heart of the Roman Republic and Empire, seeing generations of politicians and nobility through the ages. It became a papal state starting in the 5th century. A long period of power struggles between religious and governing factions kept a lot of its wine production as a mere afterthought, and much of the vineyard areas were left to the elements. It wasn’t until the Italian unification in the late 19th century when Rome officially became the capital of Italy that there was once again an interest in strengthening wine production.
 
The soils, primarily of volcanic composition, are particularly suited to white wine production for their contribution to the grapes’ acidity. As are Read more »

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