Not only this year August’s heat anticipated the grape harvest by two weeks or more but the amount of wine will be very small. 10% less than last year and one of the lowest in terms of quantity of the last half century.
The summer was hot and little rainy, therefore the wines will be more alcoholic than usual. But don’t worry, the quality should be the same as last year 🙂
One of the best events for wine lovers takes place this Sunday, September 18. The Lazio Wine Association, Movimento Turistico del Vino, has organized a day of visits to 17 different wine cellars and growers’ cooperatives all over the Region. You can try their wines but also their home-made food products like oil, bread, cheese, honey and cold cuts. Some of these places are net to archaelogical ruins, or in 17th-19th century villas. One is in a medieval castle, and another was built in a Roman cistern.
If you can’t make it this week-end or prefer to have a quieter visit during the week, you can consider the wide range of English-language wine tours offered by Wine in Tour around Rome.
For big wine events in Rome’s surroundings there is a key appointment on October 2 with Marino‘s Sagra dell’Uva. At its 87th edition, this happening, to which a very popular Roman song is dedicated, will gather around 300,000 people.