Variety: White Blend (Malvasia del Lazio, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia di Candia, Bonvino, Bellone)
Terroir: volcanic soil;
Winemaking: practicing organic; fermented in stainless steel with selected yeast; aged in stainless steel 2-6 months
Casale Marchese is a historic estate in Frascati, Rome’s local white wine town located just thirty minutes outside of the city to its southwest. The estate was built in the middle ages at the site of two ancient Roman cisterns. During the Renaissance it was owned by a Marquis (hence Casale Marchese, House of the Marquis). Since 1713, the estate has been owned by the Carletti family.
In an area where one finds many industrially produced white wines, Casale Marchese is among a few wineries which focus on quality. Their vines for the Frascati average 40 years of age, and are located in a prized area within the appellation, home of hillside vineyards with volcanic soil which help to impart a find underlying minerality to the wines. All of their vineyards are estate-owned, and are farmed sustainably. All of their grapes are hand-harvested.