Drinking and Pairing Frascati with FoodFrascati is the ubiquitous, dry, crisp, and refreshing white wine of Rome's trattorie. The town of Frascati is located just 24 km from the Italian capital in the Castelli Romani and its wine is produced by blending together Malvasia and Trebbiano. Frascati is usually a bland and flavorless quaffer produced by the region's cooperatives. This was due in part by Rome's thirst for inexpensive dry white wine and exacerbated by enormous plantings of high-yielding strains of Trebbiano and Malvasia. Today there are many fine producers using superior vines such as Malvasia del Lazio, which give more aromatic and interesting wines.
Frascati is the essential partner for many local traditional dishes including fritto misto, spaghetti carbonara, and lamb. It is also one of the world's only wines that seems a natural partner to artichokes.