Malvasia IGP Lazio Bio Cardito

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Malvasia IGP Lazio Bio Cardito


  • Designation: IGP
  • Producer: Donato Giangirolami
  • Year: 2016
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Malvasia Puntinata (organic)
  • Region: Latium
  • Size: 750ml

Intense golden yellow, floral scents of broom, hints of nettle, sage, tomato leaf, Williams pear, peach, on the palate warming with good flavours and freshness. Pleasantly long finish.

The Cardito is made with 100% Malvasia puntinata grown on clay /organic ash soil in the area of Doganella di Ninfa.  It is certified organic, as all products from this producer.

The Malvasia Puntinata, prevalent in the Castelli Romani, is an ancient vine with outstanding characteristics and a typical low production.

Intense golden yellow and floral scents (broom). Also herbaceous, with hints of nettle, sage, tomato leaf, Williams pear, peach, grapefruit – on the palate warming with good flavours and freshness. Pleasant persistence in the finish.

Excellent with smoked salmon / shellfish / mushrooms dishes and fresh cheese

Ageing: 6 months bâtonnage in steel

Just as with Montecivoli we have begun to convert ourselves to bio dynamic ideas. Donato has taken over the estate founded by his father Dante in 1956 and today his two daughters Laura and Federica are also involved in the family-run business. Bio since 1993 and grown to 80 hectares,  38 of which are cultivated as vineyard and the rest as orchard (kiwi).

The wines are produced in three vineyards, two within Castelli Romani Doc area and one located in Cori Doc area, all registered in the I.G.T. vineyard registry of Lazio. Red grape vines are cultivated in Borgo Montello (Le Ferriere), where the company’s cellar is also located, while almost all white grape vines are cultivated in Doganella di Ninfa, in Cori DOC area.   Should you fancy a trip to the area, a visit to the beautiful and world renowned Garden of Ninfa is an absolute must.

The production capacity per hectare is reduced thanks to the lack of any kind of forcing method.
The cellar is equipped with modern technology. All the tanks are in stainless steel with exchanger to control the temperature, fermenters aso in stainless steel with Bosio or submerged-cap method.
The press gently extracts the must (0.7 atm), it features a vacuum system and with the aid of inert gas (nitrogen), the grape marc is never in contact with air.

Their logo represents a wind pump, which as Laura explained, was part of the landscape as she grew up on the farm.  An affordable and necessary solution to the irrigation need of an area that may reach 37+ degrees centigrade in the summer.  logo image on glass


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