Cantine Volpetti Winery is located in the heart of the Colli Albani, the beautiful hill country south of Rome where geologically rich soils and exposure to the sea have favored wine production for centuries. Ancient writers such as Cato and Horace, among others, sing praises to this region and its wine. Since 1958 the Volpetti family has produced fine wines in the region with the goal of encouraging and improving local varieties. The Volpetti mission starts with cultivating indigenous vines such as Malvasia Puntinata, Cesanese and Bellone, moves forward with national varieties such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Trebbiano, and culminates with international vintages that are compatible with the territory in Syrah and Chardonnay. Cantine Volpetti produces a wide range of wines representing the particular strengths of local vintages grown in the Colli Albani terroir. Quality, elegance, tradition and innovation are Cantine Volpetti’s commitment and trademark.
«Cupa, di sotto gli archi del ponte, muggiva in tempesta
ampia di querci e d’elci la signoria dei Chigi;
ma dal contrario colle, tra i mandorli scossi, ridea,
quale da rupe un gregge pendulo, Aricia al sole.
Pendula Aricia al sole ridea su la conca profonda:
ombra mettean le nubi cerula nella fuga.
Era il Tirreno in vista, di lungi, una spada raggiante;
eran, di lungi, i boschi isole tutte d’oro».
(Gabriele D’Annunzio – Elegie Romane – maggio 1889)
Ibat et Hippolyti proles pulcherrima bello,
Virbius, insignem quem mater Aricia misit,
eductum Egeriae lucis umentia circum
litora, pinguis ubi et placabilis ara Dianae.
(Virgilio – Eneide – libro VII )
The beautiful son of Ippolito was also at war,
Virbium, honorable that his mother Aricia sent,
bred in the woods of Egeria around the humid banks,
where Diana’s rich and gentle altar is.