Lazio:Casale del Giglio Petit Verdot
Color: Deep crimson.
Aroma: Intense, lingering aroma of red berry fruit cherry, myrtle, and juniper.
Taste: Fuller-bodied with medium acidity. Rich, velvety tannins; presents a spicy, white peppery finish.
Pairing: Costolette di abbacchio al forno, grilled meats, and aged cheeses.
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.