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

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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 also make for a great combination.

Casale del Giglio Bellone Anthium · Profile

The Bellone grape is vigorous and resistant to drought – a guarantee for wine quality and balance – while its plump, golden, thick-skinned grapes hang in elongated, cone-shaped bunches. A persistent sea breeze contributes to the perfect ripening of the grapes while a perfect concentration of sugar and notable acidity help to underline the wine’s pronounced mineral notes.

The wine speaks of summer sun and rich, ripe tropical fruit such as mango and papaya, carefully balanced by a marked acidity making it suitable for long bottle aging. Lush, ample and lingering on the palate with hints of flowers and spice. The wine is defined by its trademark acidity, zesty tang, and a long finish.

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SKU 864353

 

Casale del Giglio Bellone Anthium · Pairing

Flavourful fish soups and stews, pan fried white fish with a butter or cream sauce, lobster mac and cheese or traditional spaghetti carbonara are delightful combinations. Works great with grilled veal, roasted poultry, pork belly.

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

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Cesanese Lazio Rosso IGT · Pairing

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

Casale del Giglio Cesanese Matidia · Profile

MATIDIA, who held the title of “Augusta”, was a member of Rome’s Antonine dynasty. She was the niece of Emperor Trajan and mother-in-law of Emperor Hadrian. Upon her death in AD 119 Hadrian delivered the funeral oration and proclaimed her a deity. Statues of Matidia were erected throughout the Empire and a temple in Rome’s Campo Marzio was dedicated to her, very near the original house of the Santarelli family.

The wine has an inviting, deep ruby red colour. Notes of Marasca cherry and a delicate spiciness on the nose are carried forward on a fresh, fine palate with flawless tannins. A fusion of elegance and longevity is achieved by carefully underplaying the ripe fruit notes and richly textured mouthfeel. A long mineral finish with a hint of the sea. Well suited to long bottle aging.

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SKU 864354

Casale del Giglio Cesanese Matidia · Pairing

This harmonious wine with its rich, silky finish pairs well with venison and lamb stews, grilled pork or veal chops, spicy lasagna, and ripe cheeses. Also a beautiful accompaniment to a backyard barbecue.

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

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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.