color: a brilliant straw-yellow
smell: this crisp, grassy Sauvignon displays a whiff of aromatic herbs and Mediterranean sea breezes on the nose.
palate: tangy citrus fruit and flinty mineral notes on the palate contribute to the delightful complexity of this wine.
serving temperature: 10-12°C
alcohol content: 13 % vol.
From the vineyard to the table
The Santarelli family has been in the wine business for many generations. In 1924 Berardino Santarelli set up the family business in piazza Capranica in Rome.
In 1955 his grandson Nino Santarelli opened a bottling cellar in via della Stazione Tuscolana and in 1968 he bought the Casale del Giglio property at Le Ferriere in the Agro Pontino, near the town of Latina which lies some thirty miles south of Rome.
In 1982 he had a brilliant idea, he invited a group of university researchers to join him in what become known as the Casale del Giglio experimental research project. The project was launched in 1985.
Are you curious?
A native of France’s renowned Bordeaux vine growing region, Sauvignon is a grape variety which loses its aroma very quickly if it is exposed to too much direct sunlight. This is why rows of Sauvignon in the vineyard are seldom thinned, as a leafy canopy shields the fruit and helps to protect its varietal character. After extensive research, the variety was introduced to the Agro Pontino valley south of Rome, where it is has achieved outstanding results.
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