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

Casale del Giglio Bellone Lazio IGT · Profile

Bellone is a classic white grape variety of the region, dating back to the days before the Romans. Sunshine evoking deep yellow colour with flecks of gold. The aromas and flavours of mango and papaya awake the feeling of spring and summer. The finis is long and well balanced with a marked, well integrated acidity.

SKU 811679

Casale del Giglio Bellone Lazio IGT · Pairing

Works well as an aperitif and Asian inspired dishes such as sushi. Grilled fish, Mediterranean fish stews, and asparagus or mushroom risotto are also make for a great combination.

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.

SKU 811680

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 Ragù of wild boar. Due to a nice acidity it also works magic with grilled fish.

Casale del Giglio Petit Verdot Lazio IGT · Profile

Deep crimson colour with an enticing and intense bouquet of red berries, cherry, myrtle, and juniper. This elegant and full bodied wine is complemented by velvet tannins and the finishing notes of spice and white pepper. Well structured, powerful, and memorable.

SKU 811682

Casale del Giglio Petit Verdot Lazio IGT · Pairing

Particularly well suited with rich meat dishes such as oven roasted venison, lamb, beef bourguignon, veal osso bucco, and barbecued rib eye steak.An interesting alternative to Cabernet Sauvignon.