Azienda Agricola Casale del Giglio
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Azienda Agricola Casale del Giglio

Casale del Giglio was founded in 1968 by Dr. Bernardino Santarelli and is located in Le Ferriere, in the province of Latina, and initially it was mainly engaged in production of Aprilia DOC wines, until when, in 1984, it was decided to start a project of experimentation and research, called just "Casale del Giglio", in favor of the Pontine agriculture. This area, once swampy, has been reclaimed in the Thirties, and it is an area, compared to other areas of Lazio and other regions of Italy, completely new and to be explored in terms of wine. Besides having introduced in the territory the classical international grapes, it was paid particular attention to the rediscovery of native grapes of the provinces and neighboring regions, such as the grape Bombino, Cesanese, Greek Bianco and Falanghina. Research has led to the abandonment of the usual vines in favor of others with high quality potential. The first results of this research have been rewarded by the recognition obtained directly from Casale del Giglio within the European Union, with the authorization of the cultivation in the province of Latina of new recommended varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah . Currently Casale del Giglio has taken steps to convert about 161 hectares of  their crops in "tendone", a cultivation technique with which one could produce an average of up to 180 tons per hectare, while the new crop to "spin" cannot be overcome in average  90 quintals per hectare: this means a reduction of 50% of the amount in favor of a higher quality. The current production of Casale del Giglio offers a range of 20 products (white, rosé and red, a late harvest, three grappas and extra virgin olive oil).