The Italian capital, Rome, a bustling metropolis, is still surrounded, like 2,000 years ago, by agricultural land and by vineyards that dot the landscape of the Castelli Romani, traditionally sought out by Romans in the look out for the Sunday family meal of amatriciana with Romanella — a wine widely credited with sparking the new "Roma DOC."

The new denomination of quality will include all the quality wines of the Roman province.