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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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  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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Lazio on Snooth

  • Costa Graia Piglio Superiore 2013

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    Spicy, floral, medium bodied, good acid. Read More

    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Principe Pallavicini Cesanese Amarasco 2012

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    Was suggested as an alternative for the four Brunello di Montalcino s by the bottle Read More

    Wine review by MTripp


  • If anyone has some 2005 primitivo-based wine from the Lazio or Campania region of Italia, here is some info. I have been noticing that pretty much no one holds primitivo [zinfandel] for more than four or five years, and I had two bottles of this in the cellar.  As two good friends who really enjoy the Moio wines were coming over, I fetched up on... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2005 Moio 57 Tasting


  • Poggio le Volpi Baccarossa Rosso IGT 2008

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    This is, by far, my favorite wine. It is a deep purple color with a smooth, silky taste of liquorice, berries and chocolate. Sadly, I cannot find any more of it in the USA and have been unable to find a new favorite. I feel happy and sad when I open each of my few remaining bottles. Read More

    Wine review by ashfordite


  • Consorzio Produttori Vini di Velletri Velletri Rosso Riserva 2004

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    had this Merlot at my daughters tonight and fell in love with Merlot for the first time :) Read More

    Wine review by Scarlettfeather


  • Falesco Syrah Tellus 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Falesco Montiano 2011

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    Al naso rivela profumi delicatamente speziati con note di rabarbaro. Un vino dal colore viola-prugna profondo. Un vino complesso che ben si sposa alla barrique. Un vino che spicca per i suoi morbidi tannini che equilibriano il suo elevato grado alcolico, 14,5. Al gusto molto equilibrato, intense percezioni di ribes rosso, amarena e china. Lunga ... Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Solonio Cesanese Ponte Loreto 2010

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    I found this wine while browsing and was surprised to see it, I bought the last bottle and drank it last night with some Turkish food. The wine was silky and smooth, herbaceous and spicy with almost no tannin. It's not a profound wine, but a nice change from the usual. Read More

    Wine review by bropaul


  • Monte Porzio Catone Il Frascati Superiore 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by sandyleelouise


  • Monte Porzio Catone Il Frascati Superiore 2012

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    I love this wine, where can I buy some, please? Read More

    Wine review by sandyleelouise


  • My great grand father,Nicholas Joseph Lazio, was concived in the lazio wine vineyards.

    Comment by 1161189SaraLazio 1161189 SaraLazio


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