(2017) From Lazio, and the DOC of Roma which was created only in 2011, this is an unoaked white from the Malvasia variety and the Frascati-based house of Principe Pallavicini. Immediately juicy and fresh, lots of orchard fruits and a nice little suggestion of waxy citrus rind and melon skin. In the mouth it is really quite sweet. I am not sure if there is residual sugar or just the sweetness of ripe grapes, but it is soon joined by a salty lick of acidity to leave this tangy and positively seaside-fresh in the finish.
(1998) Very pale and delicate colour. Slightly almondy nose. Very fresh. Surprisingly weighty on the palate with a subtle, toffee richness beneath bracing grapefruit acidity and clean, lime fruit. Long, classy finish. The best Frascati I've tasted for some time.
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