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2016 Cesanese Rosso, Casale Giglio

2016 Cesanese Rosso, Casale Giglio
ref. LAZI160 JUL19

Wine Variety: Cesanese is the red grape of Lazio, that central Italian region surrounding Rome. Named after a village - Cesano - lying near the capital, it is conceivable that mentions of this variety can be found as far back as the early 17th century. There are two clones of Cesanese: commune - from which this wine is made, and di Affile, which is considered to be of higher quality. Cesanese is tricky to cultivate and vinify, and is susceptible to mildew.

Wine Region: Lazio, home of Italy's capital, is a significant producer of wine, being the 6th most important region in terms of quantity. However, it is of declining significance and only a small proportion of what it makes is of DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) level. Wines are mostly white and from the Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes.

Wine Producer: Antonio Santarelli grew up on his family estate some 50km south of Rome in an area with no tradition of viticulture. Antonio managed to convince renowned grape scientists of the region's potential and in 1985 over 60 experimental grape varieties were planted on the estate. These included international grapes (e.g. Syrah; Petit Manseng; Sauvignon Blanc) and those more local. Casale del Giglio now runs 180 hectares of vineyards from which they make almost 20 different wines. 

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£81.00
Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Cesanese
  Producer
Producer:
Casale Giglio
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
21°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
13%
  Country
Country:
Italy
  Appellation
Appellation:
Lazio IGP
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2021
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Lazio
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Medium-deep mulberry red. Very nice airy nose with pure red and darker fruits, as well as almond. There’s more than a hint of the patisserie here: a mix of cherry pie and almond tart. Palate has nice cool richness quickly joined by really snappy acidity. And there’s underlying tannin right through this: tannin that emerges towards the rear, pulling itself increasingly upright. This is a juicy thing; a long thing; a delicious thing: a really very lovely thing. Go Cesanese!

#3wordtastingnote: cherry, cool, almond

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