Grapes: malvasia del Lazio, trebbiano
Vineyards: Casale Marchese winery estate; spur-trained vines on soils of volcanic origin. Vine density per hectare: 4,000. Average grape yield per plant is 2kg.
Production method: hand-picked in 15kg cases. Gentle grape pressing and selection of different must fractions. Static clarification and separation of dregs. Addition of selected yeasts. Temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation (about one week). Cold filtering to stop alcoholic fermentation. Cold tartaric stabilization in February. Blending and bottling in March.
Nose profile: Casale Marchese Cannellino has generous notes of blossom and fruit, especially peach, apricot, pear and apple, typical descriptors for sweet wines. Underlying hints of honey enhance its quintessential sweetness.
Palate profile: a wine that is very soft on first impact evolves a moderate acidity and has a slightly bitter finish. The plush palate and exquisite balance are noteworthy even in the first months after bottling.
Food pairing: fresh cheese, vegetable quiches, savoury crêpes, tea biscuits.