The history of the Pallavicini family, which has owned land in the Lazio for hundreds of years, is entwined with that of popes, cardinals, generals and princes. The Palazzo Pallavicini- Rospigliosi on the Quirinal Hill in Rome is a clear testament to this remarkable ancestry. Among their proprieties is the Tenuta di Colonna in the Castelli Romani area southeast of Rome, which has just under 60 hectares under vine, of which about 50 are white varieties planted atan altitude of 200 meters above sea level on volcanic soils in the higher vineyards and a mix of calcareous clays and sand on the lower lying plots. The history of this area is even older than the Pallavicini family: the legend says the Cretans arrived in the Castelli Romani and built the first hilltop villages after being displaced by the Mycenaeans around 1200 years before Christ. The winery is built over a Roman cistern and aqueduct.
Roman artefacts and remains are to be found everywhere on the estate.
In this historically rich context, winemaker Marco Cerqua has been employing modern techniques to produce wines that are clean and vibrant to highlightthe characters of the indigenous varieties..