Aphrodisium 2020, Casale del Giglio
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The name of this incredible sweet wine derives from that of a settlement in Ancient Latium, the present day Agro Pontino, valley near Latina, which housed the temple of Aphrodite Marina, protectress of sailors and navigators. A blend of equal parts Petit Manseng, Viognier, Greco, and Fiano, this brilliant golden-yellow sweet wine leads with fresh, floral notes of peach and orange blossom, followed by ripe juicy peach, citrus fruit, and honey. On the palate, it's luscious and seductive, with a refreshing mineral crispness that balances the sweetness of the delicious nectar, and a return of citrus fruit on the long finish.
About the Winery
For over 100 years now the ‘mavericks’ behind the one-of-a-kind wines of Casale del Giglio have been doing their thing which tends to differ from most, if not all of the wine growers around them. Located in the unique micro-climate of the Agro Pontino Valley in Lazio (about 30 miles south of Rome) where they’re as interested in the local indigenous varietals such as Bellone & Cesanese as they are Petit Verdot, Viognier & Petit Manseng. Most of their vineyards contain alluvial soils laden with ancient organic matter, while others contain decarbonated soils rich in iron & oxides. Uncommon blending of varietals & judicious usage of barriques add to the mystique behind this
winery and their heady wines.