Cannellino di Frascati is made from botrytised grapes grown in the same production area as Frascati Superiore DOCG.
There are only a handful of permitted villages within the production zone. These are Frascati, Grottaferrata, Monte Porzio Catone, Roma and Monte Compatri, all located within Provincia di Roma.
The main grape varieties in Cannellino di Frascati are Malvasia del Lazio and / or Malvasia Bianca di Candia. Between them, or individually, they must represent a minimum of 70% of the blend. Malvasia del Lazio is known as Malvasia Puntinata in the Frascati area. A range of different grapes can make up the rest of the wine. The most common are Bellone, Bombino Bianco, Greco Bianco, Trebbiano Toscano and Trebbiano Giallo.
There are only a handful of producers making a Cannellino di Frascati. Finding the correct conditions is not easy. One of best wines is made by Poggio le Volpi.