In the hinterland of the Lazio region, south of Rome, there is a
hilly area called Ciociaria. It is an ideal habitat for vines and olive
trees, which have been planted since the time of the Roman Empire. In
this territory historical events and a special microclimate have
inhibited the contamination of a native ampelographic heritage leaving
us a variety of antique vines. The estate Casale della Ioria, is located
in the heart of the production area of the red wine Cesanese del Piglio
d.o.c.g. (a controlled and guaranteed original denomination).
The vineyards and olive trees are at about 400 meters above sea
level surrounded by woods.The farm is dedicated to the organic
cultivation of the typical red grape varieties Cesanese, Olivella and of
the white Passerina. Casale della Ioria also produces extra virgin
olive oil exclusively from its own olive trees. The plants of grapes
that are used come from the original vines of this antique farm.