One of the historic wineries in Roma is Poggio le Volpi. The estate is located in an area between the edges of Monte Porzio Catone and the roman countryside and is among the larger wineries in the area. Monte Porzio Catone is located about 20 kilometres southeast of Rome in the Alban Hills, which were formed by a small lateral cone of the Latium Volcano. Based on a block of tuffaceous material, these are lands rich in minerals like potassium, phosphorus, sulphur and magnesium. The mixture of lava rocks, tuff and sand, offers both good drainage and absorption of water. Monte Porzio Catone is surrounded by chestnut forests, planted in the 18th century and protected within the Regional Park of Castelli Romani. Poggio le Volpi makes a wide variety of wines classic to the Roma DOC, which are described in detail below.
About the Wines of Poggio le Volpi:
The most traditional grapes of the area, like Malvasia del Lazio, Malvasia di Candia and Trebbiano, play key roles in the production of Frascati wines like Spumante Asonia, Cannellino, Frascati Superiore People and Frascati Superiore Riserva Epos. The Lazio Bianco IGP Donnaluce is instead produced mainly from Malvasia del Lazio with the addition of Greco and Chardonnay, and is a wine of great versatility, soft and sensual in the mouth, while from Malvasia Puntinata Poggio le Volpi produces their first single varietal Roma DOC White.
From Nero Buono, one of the oldest and traditional red-berried grapes of the area between the Castelli Romani and the Agro Pontino, we have Baccarossa, one of the top wines of the company. Finally the latest arrivals at home: the Roma Rosso and Limited Edition, produced from an extreme selection of Montepulciano, Cesanese and Syrah, as well as: the Roma Bianco, crafted from Malvasia Puntinata, and finally: the Roma Rosato, which is a blend of the main grapes as described above.