Francesco Petrarca – Itinerarium ad sepulcrum domini – 1358
“Aegilium insula, vino et marmore nobilis”
Paolo Giovio – Historiarum sui temporis tomus secundus, in officina Laurentii Torrentini – 1552
“Insula suavissimo vino celebris”
Stendhal – Viaggio in Italia – 1831
“Je jètte dans la mer les grappes d’un excellent raisin q’on nous apporte de l’ile de Giglio”
The Ansonaco vines grow low on the impervious, steep terrain, suspended between dry granite walls and the blinding blue of the sky and sea. The climatic conditions and a unique terroir offer a wine of great value, straw yellow in colour, with marked aromas, a warm and harmonious flavor and contained acidity. These grapes are also particularly suited for drying in the sun, spread on granite rocks to give life to a sweet passito wine of great quality.
These are our heroic wines, small quantities of exceptional wines, awarded and appreciated internationally.
Flavors and aromas of an exceptional land
Giglio’s traditional cuisine uses a combination of simple ingredients to make food lovers enjoy a one of a kind dining experience. Each dish is full of the flavours and aromas of the smaller islands, an exceptional land that holds the secrets of an ancient knowledge and the dedication of local producers.