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Tue, Oct 10


Saint Michaels

Wines from Rome: Linda Siddera Visits from Italy with Casale del Giglio Wine Tasting

Expand your palate with ancient Roman grapes & more! Free wine tasting with Export Ambassador from Italy!

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Wines from Rome: Linda Siddera Visits from Italy with Casale del Giglio Wine Tasting
Wines from Rome: Linda Siddera Visits from Italy with Casale del Giglio Wine Tasting

Time & Location

Oct 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Saint Michaels, 104 Railroad Ave, St Michaels, MD 21663, USA

About the Event

Are you a lover of Rome and ancient grapes? A special event wine tasting with Linda Siddera of Casale del Gigio, just south of Rome. We met Casale del Giglio virtually and enjoyed their wines in a Zoom dinner in 2020 and have offered them in our shop ever since. We will taste up to 5 wines in the courtyard as we introduce you to new ancient grapes and International grapes that grow so well in their vineyards. We will talk about the Lazio area, their food and the wines, as well as food pairings. Hope you can join us! 

A sustainably farmed vineyard, Casale del Giglio is one of a kind. Endorsed by the Agricultural Department of Latium’s regional government, they were able to branch out into innovative grape growing and winemaking like no other.  This has resulted in year-after-year award winning wines and sought after blends from Lazio, Italy.

Here are the wines we will offer for tasting:

Bellone-Ancient Roman white grape: rich, ample and lingering on the palate with light floral and spicy notes. Hallmarked by its pronounced acidity and zesty tang. A long & satisfying finish. 

Cesanese- Ancient Roman red grape: Deep ruby red. Intense aromas of marasca cherry, followed by spicy notes of

white pepper, black pepper and violet. The mouthfeel is soft, with persistent tannins.

Satrico—this elegant blend (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc &  Trebbiano Giallo) reveals a

fruity, lightly aromatic yet mineral nose on the palate it is crisp with a nice finish.

Viognier-A brilliant yellow wine whose distinctive floral overtones of white rose petals, linden blossom, acacia and broom join the signature aromas of ripe peach and apricot on the palate.

Petite Verdot- Deep crimson with intense, lingering aroma of red berries, cherry, myrtle and juniper. Full-bodied, with rich velvety tannins, the wine presents a spicy, white peppery finish.

Other wines from Caslae del Gigio include:

Bellone Anthium-This wine evokes sunshine and ripe tropical fruit such as mango and papaya, carefully balanced by a marked acidity, which makes it suitable for long bottle aging.

Petit Manseng-Intensely aromatic, fruity and spicy on the nose, fresh, crisp and flinty on the palate. An exquisitely structured wine which bows out on a seductive, fruit-filled finish.

Tempranijo- A deep ruby-red wine with aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant & woodland fruits.

A rich, concentrated palate of spice and fruit, highlighted by the presence of sweet tannins.

Mater Matuta- A deep, ruby-red wine which displays outstanding personality with its aroma of coffee beans, violets, ripe black cherry, coriander, nutmeg and cinnamon. Silky and seductive!

Which one will you like best? Let us know!

We hope to see you at Simpatico to explore our amazing wines, foods, gifts and more from every region in Italy! Cin Cin!

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