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Gaffino - IGT Lazio Cardinale Cesanese 2020 Gaffino - IGT Lazio Cardinale Cesanese 2020

Gaffino - IGT Lazio Cardinale Cesanese 2020

The house wine of every Roman Osteria!

Single Bottle:

In stock



Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:13.5%



Tasting Notes

Cesanese yields a wine of undeniable character, a harmonious blend of balance and personality. It boasts a captivating ruby-red hue, accompanied by the distinctive balsamic notes of our vineyard. Interestingly, "Cardinale" was the primary unit of measurement established by Pope Sixtus V's papal bull to regulate wine sales in ancient Roman taverns, signifying a volume of 2 liters.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:ICEA IT BIO 006 G2853

Country of Origin:Italy

Serving Temperature:14-16°C

Sugar Residual:1.2 g/l

Drink By:2026

Wine Ageing:The wine undergoes a 4-month aging period in barrels, followed by an additional 2 months in bottles.

Winemaking Style:Traditional/Minimal Intervention

Harvest:The grapes are harvested during the third decade of September.

Winemaking:The winemaking process involves cold maceration at 10°C for 12 hours before alcoholic fermentation, followed by skin maceration for 22 days. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel, while malolactic fermentation takes place entirely in barriques.

Viticulture:Located in Ardea, Rome, at an elevation of 150 meters above sea level, the vineyards employ the Guyot training system with a vine density of 5500 plants per hectare, resulting in a yield of 65 quintals.

Food Pairing:Pasta with Amatriciana sauce, Roasted lamb in tomato sauce, Bean soup, Spicy chicory.

Reviews and Accolades


Luca Maroni - 90 points

Taste Profile


Full Body





Tannins (Bitterness)



Every exceptional wine tells a captivating tale, Gaffino is no exception. It's a narrative deeply intertwined with family, a story where wine becomes a labor of love, nurtured by the unwavering dedication and passion of three generations. Nestled just south of Rome, the Gaffino estate sprawls across 32 hectares, 28 of which are devoted to their vineyards. Nature has gifted them the perfect canvas for cultivating vines – a strategic geographic location, soil enriched by volcanic origins, optimal sun-kissed exposure, and an elevated position above sea level. Their name graces each bottle, a testament to their unwavering commitment to their craft. These wines embody a modern production philosophy seamlessly interwoven with the timeless wisdom of their cultural heritage. With every exquisite sip, you'll embark on a journey that harmoniously marries tradition and innovation, a vivid reflection of the land they hold dear.

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