Vinous Media 95
"Deep yellow-gold. Orange oil and gingery oak spices complicate ripe peach, mango salad and saffron on the high-toned nose. Pliant and nicely concentrated, showing a rich, luscious and almost oily texture to its flavors of lemon curd, tropical citrus fruits and sweet spices. Conveys an impression of solid extract and finishes with outstanding length and multilayered complexity. Very rich, long and suave, this wine showcases just how great the Malvasia del Lazio (aka. Malvasia Puntinata) cultivar can be (it's official name is Malvasia del Lazio, but is not to be confused with Malvasia Bianca di Candia, another Lazio Malvasia variety). This strikes me as being one of the better recent vintages of Stillato, but there have been many exceptional bottles of this wine, one of Italy's top dozen or so best sweet wines of the last two decades." ~ID
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The Principe Pallavicini winery was established by one of Italy's oldest noble families. With over 300 years of viticultural experience, the family focuses on the development of the winemaking business in order to produce wines of impeccable quality in the magical, inimitable Lazio terroir.
Principe Pallavicini represents the largest, private estate in Frascati. Of the 208 acres of vineyards at their Colonna (Pasolina and Marmorelle) and Cerveteri holdings, 132 acres are dedicated to the cultivation of white varietals for the production of Frascati DOCG. In-depth knowledge of the land has led to identifying the best vineyards, and after careful study and experimentation conducted in the field and in the cellar, these vineyards are producing increasingly more refined and enjoyable wines with their own outstanding personality.
The team of agronomist Mauro de Angelis, winemaker Carlo Ferrini and resident winemaker Carlo Roveda controls every aspect of production, from cultivation to bottling. Great efforts are taken to maintain the rich character of each varietal. Careful selection, chilled transportation and tailored vinification techniques ensure that the final wines have the bright, nuanced personality of the varietals that went into them.