Marino Doc is one of the most famous wines of the Castelli Romani, produced, since the sixteenth century, in the municipality with the same name, in the territories of Castelgandolfo and in part in Rome's. At Marino, according to a very antique tradition, the first Sunday in October (in full harvest) the Sagra dell'Uva (Grape Feast) is held, in the course of which wine flows from the famous Mori fountain, in remembrance of the festivities in the honour of Marcantonio Colonna when he returned victorious from the battle of Lepanto. The Marino type of grape is similar to that of Frascati, but actually they are two vines of a distinct personality. The peculiarity of Marino is also due to the particular exposition of the vineyards, all orientated towards the sea, in a paedoclimatic condition clearly different from that of all the other vine growing area in the Castelli. It is a more vigorous wine, full bodied and intense, that well accompanies the more savoury dishes of the Roman cuisine. It is also produced in the Superior, Medium-Sweet, Sweet, Sparkling and New versions.
Marino Doc combines with savoury hors d'oeuvres, pasta dishes with fish or tomato sauces, artichokes "alla romana" and "alla giudia", rustic omelettes, fried and grilled anchovies, casseroled and roast eel, veal stew, rabbit, chicken and lamb entrails "alla cacciatora" in the Roman version (with vinegar), fried brain, sweetbreads and vegetables; it should be served at 8-10°C, in medium capacity flared tulip shaped glasses, within a year of the harvest. The Superior wine is combined with shellfish hors d'oeuvres, spaghetti "alla chitarra" with chicken giblets, sweet cold meats and salami, cacioricotta cheese and savoury baked fish and should be served at 10-12 C° in a full bodied white wineglass, within three years of the harvest.
Each label must carry a mention of the Controlled Denomination of Origin besides all the other indications foreseen by law, such as: The determined Region from which the product originates; Denomination of the product composed of the combination of the variety of the vine from which the wine originates and the geographic area in which that variety is cultivated; Nominal volume of the wine; Name or company name of the bottler and its registered address; Number and code of the bottler, which may also appear on the closing system (cork or cap); Name of the Country; Indication of the batch; Ecological indications.