Salty, but not like the Dead Sea.
Italian wines have always made a great impression because of their minerality. But after all, this Country immersed in the seas by impetuous volcanic activity, has many microenvironments: the soil, climate and the men characterising hundreds of grape-types creating just as many wines, giving distinctive mineral qualities to each. But the ‘saltiness’ of Frascati Wines is unique. When it is combined with that wonderful freshness and hints of fruit and flowers, aftertastes of dried figs and nuts, well… this salt can be really irresistible.
The roots of the vines delve deep into the lapilli and basalt to capture it then the Tuscan microclimate welds it there. It’s not like a sea salt, but rather light. A sensation that heeds the exclamation ‘this is a Frascati’!
Perfumes and tastes that come from deep down to make us feel at home.
26/7/2015 03:10:46 pm
Hi. I just saw this post so I wondered if you could help me translate something an Italian friend said to me! We were having some Principe Pallavicini Poggio Verde Frascati Superiore in New York and he said ‘sa di fica’ as he sipped it. But he wouldn’t tell me what it meant! Now I’ve tried translating with google and I guess fica means figs, and see you write in your post about a fig aftertaste, but ‘sa’? what does that mean? Is it an abbreviation of sale (salt)? I presume he was saying something to do with figs and salt, but he was giggling when I asked him the meaning, so I can’t really get the joke
27/7/2015 01:18:18 am
Johanna, I'll send you a pm with a reply...ehhm bit 'naughty' to write here, but it is pretty comic actually!
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a group of people, that have lived and experienced the wonderful atmosphere of Frascati for many years, and now wish to share it with you.