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Maddalena: charming, a scent of roses and seductive
versatile and lively – like Villa Caviciana
IGT Lazio Rosso
With Maddalena the Aleatico grape is the star. Clear and ripe with a brilliant ruby red, this dessert wine makes its mark with a fantastic interplay of acidity, fruitiness and subtle sweetness. A versatile companion to round off a good meal.
A vineyard in the township of Gradoli, altitude between 500 and 550 metres.
Drying the grapes on the vine for approx. 15 days; fermentation of 6–7 days in a steel tank at a controlled temperature (24° bis 26°C).
16 months in caratelli (small oak barrels of 110 litre capacity), followed by a year of bottle ageing.
Intense, strong bouquet with fresh aromatic notes and a slight scent of roses, clear, ripe and fruity, elegant and balanced in the mouth, the complex tannins give it a pleasantly dry finish
Desserts and cheese
Excellent (four stars) at the Wines from Italy 2015 tasting competition of the gourmet magazine Selection
Goethe describes his lover in the Roman Elegies, whom he called Faustina. Her real name was Maddalena.