Luigi De Sanctis

Luigi De Sanctis

Lazio 

Frascati

The Luigi De Sanctis winery is located in the Frascati DOC zone, about 15km from Rome in the area where the legendary, but now dry, lake Regillus was located – the site of a 5th century BC battle that cemented the power of the fledgling Roman Empire in Latium. The lake was formed by natural springs filling a volcanic crater, which gives some clues as to the geological potential of the area as a quality wine zone.

The winery is very much a family affair, with winemaking roots stretching back to 1816. Unlike many Frascati producers who seek to make serviceable, if bland, wine to fill carafes, jugs and demijohns to satisfy the seemingly unquenchable thirst of Rome’s countless osterie and trattorie, De Sanctis is invested in producing Frascati of deep character...READ MORE

Luigi De Sanctis

Lazio 

Frascati

The Luigi De Sanctis winery is located in the Frascati DOC zone, about 15km from Rome in the area where the legendary, but now dry, lake Regillus was located – the site of a 5th century BC battle that cemented the power of the fledgling Roman Empire in Latium. The lake was formed by natural springs filling a volcanic crater, which gives some clues as to the geological potential of the area as a quality wine zone.

The winery is very much a family affair, with winemaking roots stretching back to 1816. Unlike many Frascati producers who seek to make serviceable, if bland, wine to fill carafes, jugs and demijohns to satisfy the seemingly unquenchable thirst of Rome’s countless osterie and trattorie, De Sanctis is invested in producing Frascati of deep character and natural texture – a rare but revelatory thing.

Focusing on the best sub-varieties of Malvasia, Malvasia di Candia and Malvasia Puntinata (Malvasia del Lazio), de Sanctis manage their viticulture according to organic principles and exclusively hand-pick their grapes into small crates to preserve the integrity of the fruit. The fruit is gently pressed under temperature control and then fermented coolly to preserve the integrity of the natural flavours. The wine is settled and raised in steel before filtration and bottling.

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