Casale del Giglio

Italy

Casale del Giglio was founded in 1967 by Dino Santarelli. The vineyards and winery located in a fertile area 50 km south of Rome, a region that had no grape growing or winemaking tradition. When Dino’s son Antonio joined the family business in the mid 80’s, father and son were able to able to develop a unique, experimental project with the help of Paolo Tiefenthaler, a visionary enologist, working with ancient local grape varieties such as Bellone and Cesanese, but also adding international varieties like Sauvignon, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, and Syrah. The carefully crafted wines are wonderful expressions of the terroir, combining history and innovation.

Wines

Cesanese Lazio Rosso IGT · Profile

Another ancient grape variety that pre-dates the Romans. This deep-coloured Cesanese displays full aromas of Marasca cherry with notes of white and black pepper. In the finish it shows hints of violet and dark chocolate with a backbone of persistent yet silky smooth tannins.

Cesanese Lazio Rosso IGT · Pairing

This full-bodied wine pairs well with many flavourful dishes such as cassoulet, beef and venison stews, pappardelle with with Rag├╣ of wild boar. Due to a nice acidity it also works magic with grilled fish.