This week’s wines are produced by Azienda Agricola Casale del Giglio. A family farm started in 1967 in Lazio region; a stone throw from Tyrrhenian Sea and less than an hour drive South from Rome, next to modern Le Ferriere city, ancient Satricum. Humans have been living here since at least 9th century BC. Different tribes and cultures meeting and mixing. Volsci, Etruscans, Greeks, Romans all have left their footprint here. The rich and continuous history is highlighted in Casale del Giglio’s wine names, Mater Matuta, Antinoo, Albiola, and Satrico. Satrico is a blend of wines from a local Trebbiano Giallo and internationals, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The wine smells citrusy fresh and clean. The same applies to its flavour, especially to the start and finish. While it feels somehow richer in the centre. The second bottle presented today is a pure Shiraz. The wine shows deep ruby colour, oaky ripe nose with hints of dark chocolate, dried herbs, hay and summer berries. On the palate, ripe summer berries (red and black), sweet spices and peppery notes are wrapped in almost silky soft texture. There are notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs, too. Tannins though round are firmly present as well as balancing acidity. Nice persistent finish.