Tag: Lazio

Casale del Giglio and the Indigenous Cesanese Grape

Casale del Giglio Cesanese IGT 2018 and Matidia Cesanese IGT 2017

Have you tried any Italian wines made with the Cesanese grape?  Probably not, but Casale del Giglio from the Lazio region of Italy is trying to bring this red grape some recognition. Cesanese is a low yield, late-ripening variety which…

Casale del Giglio and the Biancolella di Ponza Indigenous Grape

Casale del Giglio Faro Della Guardia Biancolella di Ponza Lazio IGT 2019 label

Another indigenous Italian grape for you.  This one is the Biancolella of Ponza.  According to Casale del Giglio, “The Biancolella grape was introduced to the Island of Ponza from the Island of Ischia (in the Bay of Naples) during the…

The Indigenous Bellone Grape and Wines by Casale del Giglio In Lazio Italy

Casale del Giglio Bellone 2019 and Anthium Bellone 2019

Have you heard of the almost forgotten indigenous vines of Lazio, Italy? One of the grapes grown along the coastal area around the town of Anzio is the ancient Bellone of Anzio grape.  It is a white grape variety.  There…

Robusto Rosso Italian Red Wines from VinItaly 2017 Tour

VinItaly International

From my previous article, I showed you which white, sparkling, and sweet wines I thought were of excellent quality at the #VinItaly tour held in Vancouver.  But of course, Italy is well-known for their red wines, from the north, e.g.…