Drinking and Pairing Est! Est!! Est!!! with FoodEst! Est!! Est!!! is a dry, high-acid, medium-bodied, and low-aroma white wine with a funny sounding name from the village of Montefiascone near Rome. Like other gulpable Roman white wines, Est! Est!! Est!!! is made from Trebbiano and Malvasia. It gets its odd name from the legend of the gluttonous bishop. A Bavarian bishop Johannes Defuc was en route to the Vatican in the year 1111. To make sure that he would eat and drink well along the way, the bishop sent his servant ahead to seek out accommodations that served the best food and wine. When the servant found a good inn he marked the door with the word "Est," which means, "it is" in Latin. When the servant arrived in Montefiascone he found wine so delicious he scratched "Est! Est!! Est!!!" on the innkeeper's door. The bishop liked the wine of Montefiascone so much that he never left and legends have it that he eventually ate and drank himself to death.
Though the wine is generally un-extraordinary, it makes a good accompaniment to the classic fare of Roman trattotrie including: carciofi alla giudea (Jewish-style artichokes), vegetables garnished with pecorino romano cheese, and counterbalance rich Roman pastas such as cacio e pepe, and fettucini alfredo.