The Pallavicini family has been in Lazio since the 17th century and closely involved with agriculture for much of this time. Today Maria Camilla Pallavicini and her sons Sigieri and Moroello have 78 hectares of vines split between the hills to the south of Rome and the Mediterranean coast next to the Tuscan border. The wines are made by Carlo Roveda. Traditional Italian varieties such as Trebbiano and Sangiovese are grown as well as international varieties. The main cellars are next to the principal vineyard holding at Colonna south of Rome and grapes are imported into a 17th century building which also provides ideal conditions for the barrel cellars. Care is taken to ensure a low environmental impact.
Excellent for Barolos and Barbarescos, Chianti and Tuscan reds; southern reds have fared very well; otherwise a mixed picture.
A generally good vintage but with decreased quantities. Some excellent wines in Piedmont and Tuscany.
A good hot year so yields are down, growers need to be careful to sort
raisin grapes and not to over extract.
Good in the South and good in Piedmont, elsewhere a little patchy.
Some very good wines with whites having good acidity and reds from older
All in all a pretty good vintage particularly in the south.
Super vintage one of the best.
Overall very good indeed, Tuscany particularly excelled.
A difficult vintage throughout Italy.
A good vintage with fresh whites and balanced reds in the north.
Generally good, especially for reds from Tuscany and the South.
A difficult year but good early to mid-term drinking wines have been
Piemonte was particularly good in this vintage, Tuscany was mixed and
the south very good.
Generally good particularly in the south.
Variable but good Nebbiolo in Piemonte and some Chiantis are as good
as in 1997.
Good quality from Piemonte and Tuscany districts, a bit more variable
than in 1997.
Quality is extremely high with long-term reds.
Produced excellent wines for the mid to long-term.
Harvest was very successful although quantities are low and Tuscany
has made some superb wines.
Really characterful and very well balanced stuff – this has a softly aromatic character with touches of peach and some surprisingly zesty elements. Pretty full on the palate with an almost creamy texture, bright spikes and a strong mineral presence. Do try it!
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