Turining Virgin Territory to Be Perfect Place for Winegrowing
Casale del Giglio is situated in Agro Pontino, about 40 km south of Rome. This territory used to be a swamp, and just after the draining of the land, it was possible to start the wine-growing. It is incredible to see how such a virgin territory turned to be the perfect place for many grape varieties, which adapted very well to the soil and climate. In the beginning, the estate was a place to spend time, but the gifted land provided a chance to indulge in winemaking. There was no prior winemaking in the region, and this gave the Santarelli family a free path to begin winemaking here.
Wines Famous From Rome to the Whole Country, and International Market
Since the early 90s, Antonio Santarelli has been carrying on the family tradition of winemaking along with the young winemaker Paolo Tiefenthaler. Intense experimentation and research have made the company’s wines famous from Rome, Lazio to the whole country, and many foreign countries. The region has ideal climatic conditions for the growth and cultivation of vines. The first 60 vines were planted in 1985 as an experiment, which turned out to be perfect.
Flavoursome Wines of Casale Del Giglio
Bellone, Biancolella, Cesanese, Trebbiano, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Viognier, Merlot, Shira, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon are some of the grapes grown in their vineyards. Their 180 hectares of vineyards have been converted to a cordon-trained system, and the winery makes multiple products that include 7 whites, 1 rose, 7 reds, 3 grappas, and olive oil. The rich Mater Matuta, a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot, is the winery’s flagship wine.