The. Agr. CASALE del GIGLIO
Casale del Giglio is a far-sighted company. Not only did he bring to the national and international limelight the wines of an area of Lazio hitherto totally devoid of viticulture with an agricultural project of extraordinary importance, but he also carried out a visionary project that transformed the plains of the former Pontine marshes into an agricultural area of great interest and indisputable potential. Long years of experimentation since the 1980s with many national and international essences have consecrated it as a leading company that today - strong in 160 hectares of property – sells at excellent prices a series of exemplary wines for cleanliness, pleasantness, holding capacity over time, originality in the conception. They grew Shiraz vineyards from scratch, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Petit Manseng, Merlot, Chardonnay where no one else had ever dared. Azienda che annovera collaboratori del calibro di Attilio Scienza – of the Institute of Arboreal Cultivation of the University of Milan – by Angelo Costacurta – of the Experimental Institute for Viticulture of Conegliano – by Fulvio Mattivi – of the San Michele all'Adige Provincial Agricultural Institute – and by Paolo Tiefenthaler, the latter historical winemaker of the company, which we still find today scrupulously supervising every production phase that is carried out in the cellar.
MADRESELVA prende il nome da una pianta rampicante silvestre a portamento sinuoso con fiori formati da grappoli di campanule multicolori, che riempono di profumi il sottobosco della plaga pontina. Vino internazionale dal classico taglio bordolese in cui però l’azienda “sostituisce”il Cabernet Frtanc con il Petit Verdot perchè vuole rendere “proprio” questo vino legandolo alla zona di provenienza marcando decisamente la personalità ed il carattere del Madreselva. The vinifications take place separately following the ripening times of the grapes. Fermentation in steel on the skins and subsequent aging in barriques, therefore, assembly and bottling. In the glass it is bright ruby red, intense; the nose is complex with hints of cherry, must, cacao. On the palate it is full and enveloping with gentle tannins and the finish is long and persistent. Madreselva is a great wine, fine, complex, harmonious and balanced with an excellent longevity expectation, like a burgundy, but this time, Italiano.