As I have written many times before in just as many different in-depth articles over the last twenty years for the likes of Gambero Rosso, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar and Vinous, Lazio is a region that has huge potential for making fine wines but achieves it only in very small part. The combination of unique native grape varieties, marine influences, temperate macro- and mesoclimates, volcanic soils, gentle soft hillsides, and passionate family-run wineries ought to help deliver countless outstanding or at the very least, delicious, enjoyable wines.
Lazio, Full Steam Ahead: New and Recent Releases of Lazio Wines in 2023
Lazio boasts a treasure-trove of little-known native grape varieties, magical viticultural conditions and a young generation of new winemakers that are combining to give some of the region’s most exciting wines ever. Ian D’Agata tells us the good and the bad about this beautiful region’s wines.
by Ian D’Agata