Lazio winery

Casale del Giglio

ADDRESS

Strada Cisterna-Nettuno, Km 13 04100 Le Ferriere (LT)

How to reach us

LanguageS Spoken

TERRITORY

Agro Pontino

WINES PRODUCED

Lazio Rosso IGT Syrah, Lazio Rosso IGT Petit Verdot, Lazio Bianco IGT Sauvignon, Lazio Bianco IGT Viognier, Lazio Bianco IGT Petit Manseng

ICON WINE

Lazio Rosso IGT

Mater Matuta



Founded by Dino Santarelli in 1967, Casale del Giglio is situated in the Agro Pontino Valley about 50km south of Rome.


Located in the Municipality of Aprilia in the Latina province, Casale del Giglio is near the Mediterranean Sea and sits at the feet of the Apennines. Before the winery broke ground, this region was relatively unexplored as a place for viticulture in respect to other areas of Lazio and the rest of Italy. Since 1985, Dino’s son, Antonio has been following in his father’s winemaking footsteps.

He set out with Paolo Tiefenthaler, a young enologist from Trentino, on an intense research adventure to bring something back to the winery. They were inspired and guided by the models of cultivation practiced in Bordeaux, Australia and California because of their coastal locations, exactly like Casale del Giglio in the Agro Pontino Valley which benefits greatly from its proximity to the sea. Almost 60 different experimental varietals were planted, including Syrah, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon, Viognier and Petit Manseng. The goal was to find out which vines could grow best on their land.

It was a complex and risky undertaking that paid off well, and quickly. From the red varietals, Syrah and Petit Verdot, and from the white, Sauvignon, Viognier and Petit Manseng, took to the soils so well that they led to various single-variety labels and blends that have won the winery much acclaim. The winery, which today owns 180 hectares of vineyards, has received high praise in both the Italian and international markets. Its flagship label is Mater Matuta, a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot that has a highly concentrated and austere profile of wild black fruits (blackberry, currants), complex spices and a deep ruby colour.

Why you should visit

  • Beautiful Roman countryside estate
  • Pioneers of critically-acclaimed wines from Lazio
  • Mater Matuta and Satricum archeological sites in the vineyards

Beginning from the main access to the winery, you will walk through the vineyards to reach the entrance of the cellar. From here you will be led to a terrace providing sweeping, panoramic views of the entire estate. Afterwards, you will visit the cellar, where research on microvinification of the experimental vines planted in 1985 continues, and explore the aging rooms.

After visiting the cellar, you will be guided to the Natural Oasis, a pond that is filled up by a natural spring that runs through the estate and is surrounded by a forest of trees that are native to the Maquis of the Mediterranean. Once back to the winery, you will be guided to our tasting room to enjoy a wine tasting.

TOUR & TASTING - 3 WINES


15 €

TOUR & TASTING - 5 WINES


20 €

TOUR & TASTING - 7 WINES


25 €

TOUR & TASTING - 9 WINES


30 €

ADDRESS

Strada Cisterna-Nettuno, Km 13 04100 Le Ferriere (LT)

How to reach us

LanguageS Spoken

TERRITORY

Agro Pontino

WINES PRODUCED

Lazio Rosso IGT Syrah, Lazio Rosso IGT Petit Verdot, Lazio Bianco IGT Sauvignon, Lazio Bianco IGT Viognier, Lazio Bianco IGT Petit Manseng

ICON WINE

Lazio Rosso IGT

Mater Matuta