The Cesanese del Piglio DOC
and Cesanese del Piglio DOCG area covers the communes of Piglio, Serrone,
Acuto, Anagni and Paliano. The regulation includes two types of wine, Cesanese
del Piglio and Cesanese del Piglio Superiore, which must be made from at least
90% Cesanese grapes (both Cesanese di Affile and Cesanese Commune are
permitted) .The remaining 10% can consist of any of the other permitted red
grapes of Lazio but is usually Sangiovese.
Wines made from the Cesanese
grape are medium bodied with soft tannins, typically will have rich, ripe
cherry flavors, floral characters and a touch of red pepper, earthy undertones
of black olives and underwood complimented by brisk acidity.