Gotto d' Oro Winery

Gotto   d' Oro Winery

The Gotto d’oro winery preserves the ancient wine making tradition of the fertile Castelli Romani area to the south of Rome, which traces its roots back to Roman times, and gives the company its brand name – “Gotto” (goblet). In fact, the term derives from the Latin guttus, an alternative form of gutus (jug or flask), and indicates a vessel used for drinking wine. The international reputation of Grotto d’oro products is such that they have come to be associated with the history and monuments of Rome itself, the Eternal City. Grapes have been cultivated in the Castelli Romani for thousands of years and wine growers have planted and experimented with innumerable varieties over the years, with varying degrees of success. In more recent times, several international varieties have been introduced, flourishing in the optimal habitat provided by the volcanic soils, hilly terrain and favourable climate. Although white grapes predominate, largely as a result of the internationalisation of Frascati wine in the 60s that encouraged many local winemakers to attempt to emulate the success enjoyed by the white wines of the Castelli Romani, there is a small but significant presence of red grapes, which are used to produce several high quality wines. The white wines are based predominantly on the Malvasia di Candia and Trebbiano Toscano varieties, which lend them their freshness and full-bodied flavour; excellent characteristics when combined with indigenous grapes such as the well-structured Bombino and Greco, or semi-aromatic Malvasia del Lazio and Bellone varieties, as well as Vermentino or even international grapes like Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Viognier. Many of these grapes are vinified and marketed as single grape varieties, especially Malvasia del Lazio and Chardonnay. The most widely cultivated black grapes are Sangiovese, Montepulciano, the native Cesanese and Nero Buono, and well-integrated international varieties, such as Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.

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  1. Roma Bianco , 2015 DOC   by Gotto d' Oro

    Roma Bianco , 2015 DOC by Gotto d' Oro

    Reg. Price: $15.00

    Now: $9.99

    Nose: Enveloping, with intense notes of ripe fruit, especially apricot and melon, and faint sensations of citrus and aromatic musk. Palate: Balanced, elegant minerality, maximum expression of the volcanic soil of the Roman Hills, warm with excellent retro-olfactory persistence. Learn More
  2. Roma Rosso, DOC By Gotto d' Oro

    Roma Rosso, DOC By Gotto d' Oro

    Reg. Price: $18.00

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    Color: Purplish red with hints of aubergine. Nose: Intense notes of ripe red fruit, especially cherry, blackberry and plum. Hints of spice and vanilla resulting from ageing in wood. Palate: A wine of good complexity, excellent balance between strength and structure, elegance and harmony. Great evolutionary potential and persistence of flavors. Learn More

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