Where ancient history meets modern trends and thinking, that is Fontana Candida, a byword for the most authentic and refined expression of winemaking tradition in Rome and Lazio. Age-old elegance combines with energy, poetry and vitality. Some of the world’s most famous and popular wines, most famously Frascati, hail from this area of endless culture and leisure.
VARIETIES: Malvasia Bianca di Candia, Trebbiano.
PRODUCTION DISTRICT: Vineyards in the hills of the DOC Frascati.
ALTITUDE AND ASPECT: 100–400 metres above sea level.
TYPE OF SOIL: Soils of volcanic origin.
HARVEST: From mid-September onwards.
WINEMAKING METHOD: The grapes are immediately sent to the cellar, where they are fermented off the skins, after soft crushing. The first-pressing must is cold settled and ferments at controlled temperature with inoculated yeasts. Before bottling, the new wine softens out in temperature controlled stainless steel vats with a nitrogen purge to protect against oxidation.
SENSORY PROFILE: Bright straw colour; delicate aromas of spring meadows and fruitiness, dominated by hawthorn and Golden Delicious apple. Soft fruit-forward flavour. Lively, fresh personality. Sophisticated tart, almondy background.
ABV: 12,50 %
RECOMMENDED CELLARING: 2 years.
FOOD PAIRING: Throughout the meal, especially with pasta and rice dishes, fish and white meats.