Lazio: Casale Del Giglio Petit Manseng
Color: Brilliantly straw-yellow.
Aroma: Intensely fruity and spicy with tropical notes.
Taste: Medium-bodied with medium-plus acidity. Fresh, crisp, and flinty; seductive, fruit-filled finish.
Pairing: Scorfano Ponzese all'Acqua Pazza', salads, chicken.
Casale del Giglio was founded in 1967 by Dr. Berardino Santarelli, a native of the Appenine hill town of Amatrice. The estate lies between the towns of Aprilia and Latina in the Agro Pontino valley, some 50 kms. south of Rome. Unlike other parts of the Latium region, or other regions of Italy, this territory was still uncharted in viticultural terms when Berardino Santarelli and his son Antonio launched their research project in 1985.