Appellation Guide: Roma DOC (Lazio, Italy)
Roma DOC was established in 2011. With only around 60 hectares under vine at the moment, it is so tiny there is very little to say about it. Under the production rules of the consorzio both red and white grapes can be cultivated and these include Bellone, Bombino Bianco, Greco, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cesanese, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Syrah.
The appellation itself is situated in the Castelli Romani hills south just south of Rome and not far from Frascati.
Castello di Banfi, the iconic producers of Brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany have been producing a red wine on their Candida Fontana estate for some time.
Recommended Producers: Fontana Candida (Banfi) | Poggio le Volpi | Principe Pallavicini