Fontana Candida

Throughout the world, Fontana Candida is synonymous with Frascati. This ancient wine, born in the Roman hills, has deservedly been called “the wine of popes and of the people.” While the popes drank Frascati daily, the people would only drink it on important Vatican occasions. It is said that during the papal elections of Innocent X (Giambattista Pamphili in 1644) and of Clement X (Emilioi Altieri in 1670), Frascati spouted from the fountains, the marble nostrils of Marcus Aurelius’ horse and the lions of the Capitol to the delight and amusement of the people. Citizens rushed out with bottles and cups to capture the wine and enjoy it fully.

Fontana Candida was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Monteporzio Catone, Rome.

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  • Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC

    Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC

    Terroir: Well positioned and well drained, firm alluvial soil. Vinification: The wine is sourced from select sites in the province of Trentino and in ...

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  • Frascati DOC

    Frascati DOC

    Terroir: Hillside vineyards in the DOC zone located in the province of Lazio, in the communes of Frascati, Monteporzio Catone, Grottaferrata, Montecom ...

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  • Tere dei Grifi Frascati DOC

    Tere dei Grifi Frascati DOC

    Terroir: Hillside vineyards in the DOC zone located in the province of Lazio, Rome. Vinification: The grapes are gently pressed and vinified in tempe ...

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  • Luna Mater Frascati Superiore DOCG

    Luna Mater Frascati Superiore DOCG

    Terroir: Select hillside vineyards in the DOCG zone in Frascati and Monteporzio Catone (Lazio, Italy). Vinification: Handpicked grapes are divided i ...

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