Lazio – DOCG Appellations & Main Rules

LAZIO’s DOCGs
(Click on any grape variety to see its record on our Grape Variety Archive)

Wine Map of Lazio – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

Wine Map of Lazio – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

1. Cannellino di Frascati DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: White wines only

Territory: The entire territories of the towns of Frascati, Grottaferrata and Monte Porzio Catone and portions of the territories of the city of Rome and the town of Montecompatri

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 70% or more Malvasia Bianca di Candia and/or Malvasia del Lazio, which may be blended with up to 30% of any of, or a combination of, Bellone, Bombino Bianco, Greco, Trebbiano Toscano and/or Trebbiano Giallo, provided that up to 15% of such 30% portion may come from other white-berried varieties permitted in the Lazio region

Minimum Aging: N/A

2. Cesanese del Piglio DOCG

Approved as a DOC in 1973
Upgraded to DOCG in 2008

Permitted Type of Wine: Red wines only

Territory: The entire territories of the towns of Piglio and Serrone and portions of the territories of the towns of Acuto, Anagni and Paliano, all in the Frosinone district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 90% or more Cesanese di Affile and/or Cesanese, which may be blended with up to 10% of other varieties permitted in the Lazio region

Minimum Aging: (i) N/A for the base wine; (ii) 20 months, of which 6 months in bottle for the “Superiore” wine

3. Frascati Superiore DOCG

Approved as a DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: White wines only

Territory: The entire territories of the towns of Frascati, Grottaferrata and Monte Porzio Catone and portions of the territories of the city of Rome and the town of Montecompatri

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 70% or more Malvasia Bianca di Candia and/or Malvasia del Lazio, which may be blended with up to 30% of any of, or a combination of, Bellone, Bombino Bianco, Greco, Trebbiano Toscano and/or Trebbiano Giallo, provided that up to 15% of such 30% portion may come from other white-berried varieties permitted in the Lazio region

Minimum Aging: (i) N/A for the base wine; (ii) 12 months, of which 3 months in bottle for the “Riserva” wine

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