Our vineyards did not exist 2000 years ago under the Roman Empire. Instead, that area of the ancient Appian Way (Appia Antica) was home to the Fundus Rosarius, a garden of roses. Roses were greatly appreciated in Ancient Rome as decorations and were a love symbol, since they were associated with the myth of Adonis and Venus. Roses were also closely linked to the wine sphere, as they were part of Bacchus' cult. Namely, ancient Romans believed that roses would prevent the drunks from revealing their secrets. The elegant perfume, the delicacy of the colour and the beauty of those roses gave us inspiration for this wine. La Via delle Rose (the Way of Roses) takes us back to that garden of roses that grew on that same ground that is today nourishing our precious vines.