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Cantine Ciolli
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Red wine 2016 Cesanese di Olevano Romano DOC "Cirsium", Latium, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: 24.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Cesanese
Registration number: #CDC-L01/18

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Last reviewed: 10 November, 2019
DOC area (also Olevano Romano) for red wine in the Italian region of Latium. The zone includes the entire municipality of Olevano Romano and a part of the municipality of Genazzano in the province of Roma. The wine is made from Cesanese with the two varieties Cesanese di Affile and Cesanese Comune (to the. 90%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 10%). It is aged in secco, amabile and dolce. There is also a sweet Frizzante, a more alcoholic Superiore and a longer matured Riserva. Two other Cesanese areas are Cesanese del Piglio (DOCG) and Cesanese di Affile (DOC).

The region (ital. Lazio) with the capital Rome is located in the centre of Italy at the "knee" of the boot. It extends 320 kilometres to the west along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. All other six central regions border on Lazio. Starting from the north, these are Tuscany, Umbria, Marche (only a short stretch), Abruzzo, Molise and Campania. Already in ancient times there was extensive viticulture and a distinct wine culture here. The area provided food and drink for the capital of the Roman Empire. In ancient times, it was mainly full-bodied, amber-coloured, spicy...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

This red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Bambino, Bombino Nero, Bonvino Nero, Cesanese ad Acino Grosso, Cesanese ad Acino Piccolo, Cesanese del Piglio, Cesaanese d'Affile, Cesanese di Affile, Cesanese d'Olevano, Cesanese Nostrano, Cesanese Velletrano, Cezanese Nero, Ferrigno Nero, Mangiatoria, Nero Ferrigno, Sancinella, Sanginella, Sanguinella and Uva di Affile. According to one hypothesis, it is supposedly descended from the ancient Alveola variety. The variety was mentioned by the Italian agronomist Giovanni Soderini (1526-1596) under the name Cesenese, which was grown around Florence in...

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