Two distinct varieties: Cesanese Comune and Cesanese di Affile (the latter considered better). Moderate color and tannin. Aromas & flavors: Red cherry, spices (cinnamon, white pepper), rose petals. Best DOPs: Cesanese del Piglio DOCG, Cesanese di Olevano Romano DOC, and Cesanese di Affile DOC.

In a nutshell

Alternative Names and Subvarieties: Cesanese d’Affile, Cesanese di Affile, Cesanese Comune

Best Known For: Cesanese di Affile

Where Grown: Almost exclusively in Lazio (96%)


Vineyard Area: 679 ha (1,678 acres)

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