1997 Colle Gaio, Colli di Catone, Lazio

A real curiosity from a legendary producer, 1997 was a remarkable vintage. On the nose there’s smoke and forest floor, but still with a core of fruit. The palate is tannic and intense, with notes of gunflint and burnt undergrowth, but still with that fruit. Try this with cheese.

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    Ready 2019 - 2026
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1997 Colle Gaio, Colli di Catone, Lazio
Colli di Catone

Just a few miles to the southeast of Rome, Colli di Catone was founded in 1974 to seize the potential for making fine wines in Frascati, the area that supplied the eternal city for over 2,000 years, but where quality had dipped in the second half of the 20th century. Antonio Pulcini grows Malvasia del Lazio, the finest white grape in the appellation, in only the best hillside sites. The wines are then left to slumber in the cellar before release many years, if not decades, later, making them truly unique wine in Italy, and indeed the world.

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