The first words pronounced by Benedict XVI, immediately after his election, were: "after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals elected me, a simple and humble worker of the vineyard of the Lord."
From this came the idea of giving the name "Vinea Domini" to a new range of wines that represents the excellence of the production of one of the largest and most historic wineries in the Castelli Romani: Gotto d'oro.
After a long and meticulous work, the first bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot and three whites Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Viognier finally see the light.
The range growths with four native wines: Roma Doc red and white, Frascati Superiore DOCG and Cesanese del Piglio DOCG.
Friccicore and Luccicore are the new wines, the dialectal ending "core" is a tribute to genuine Romanism and reflects the nature of the Vinea Domini project to remain rooted in the territory of Lazio and Rome.
The goal of Vinea Domini range is to enhance the indigenous grape varieties and the appelations of Lazio (DOC & DOCG), giving them the right recognition they deserve.
How many wines have the privilege of bearing the name of the Eternal City?
Roma Doc bianco, is produced with Malvasia Puntinata, a semi-aromatic variety that in the Castelli Romani area finds a perfect harmony, which gives hints of white flowers and exotic fruits to the wine.
Roma Doc red is produced mainly from Montepulciano, a variety during the period prior to phylloxera was very present on our hills. Its strength lies on the olfactory analysis, the wine, in fact, is a very intense and persistent condensate of berries.
The certainty of a strong identity and hope for a prosperous future
Frascati Superiore Docg, famous dry wine of the Castelli Romani is the only white wine DOCG in Lazio. It comes from a careful selection of the most suitable vineyards in the territory of the municipality of Frascati, the oldest and therefore naturally less vigorous plants, which gives greater aromatic complexity and a truly unique flavor structure.
Cesanese del Piglio Docg is the ancient pride of Lazio and is produced in the province of Frosinone. Among the red wines of our region it is certainly the most famous, typical and linked to the territory as well as the only one that enjoys the DOCG recognition. A red wine such as the great Italian noble varieties, tannic and complex, obtained from the Cesanese di Affile grapes.
Friccicore e Luccicore
A tribute to Roman times, two iconic wines
Friccicore, a white wine produced from 100% Malvasia del Lazio, a native grape variety. The name FRICCICORE is a reference to a typically Roman expression, which means bit and is used to indicate a short but pleasant sensation that pervades and inebriates the soul in particularly exciting moments.
Luccicore is an original rosé made with Syrah grapes with intense aromas of rose and pomegranate. The name LUCCICORE was chosen to enhance the brightness of this wine as well as a tribute to the genuine Romanism. A wine of great vitality, with a very inviting rhythm.
International grape varieties
Grapes from beyond the Alps grown in the Castelli Romani
The wines that allow us to appreciate the complexity of the grapes from beyond the Alps grown in the area that gave rise to modern viticulture: the Castelli Romani. The volcanic nature and the freshness of the soils that surround Rome magnificently enhance the varietal of our single grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot, deliberately never in contact with wood for an immediate and pleasant recognition of the grapes vinified in purity.