LAZIO

This central region is home to their only DOCG red wine, Cesanese, but recently in 2011, two sweet wines from the Frascati region were labeled as DOCG wines.  The most interesting story of the wine in Lazio was the story from hundreds of years ago, when a bishop was passing through the different areas in of Italy.  He made his page go ahead of him during his journey to mark all of the taverns and bars in which had the best wine with “Est.”  When he got to the town of Montefiascone in Lazio, he tried the locally produced wines and marked the door “Est! Est! Est!!”