Castelli Romani DOC: It is a very interesting appellation from Lazio producing red, white, rose’ wines.White Grapes are Malvasia, Trebbiano and Red are Cesanese, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nero Buono, Sangiovese. Bianco (Wh, WhFr, WhSw): Minimum 70% Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Malvasia del Lazio (locally Malvasia Puntinata), and/or Trebbiano (di Soave, Giallo, or Toscano) + OAWG; Rosato (Ro, RoFr, RoSw): Any proportions of Cesanese, Malvasia, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nero Buono, Sangiovese, and/or Trebbiano; Rosso (Rd, RdFr, RdSw): Minimum 85% Cesanese, Merlot, Montepulciano, Nero Buono, and/or Sangiovese + OARG; Novello (Rosso). The Minimum alcohol level is10.5% for Bianco and Rosato; 11.0% for Rosso
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– The Modern History of Italian Wine by Walter Filipputti
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