Castel di Paolis

Lazo, Italy

The first 5 acres of the current 35 acres Estate of the Santarelli family at Castel de Paolis were acquired in 1974 by Giulio Santarelli, just to follow his passion for the countryside and grape growing. Until 1985 the grapes of Castel de Paolis were sold to the local cooperative wineries in order to produce the typical local wines like the Frascati Superiore DOC.

In 1977 Mr Santarelli started acquiring other small pieces of land neighboring the existing vineyards and little by little the Estate arrived at the current size of 25 acres. In 1985 from the friendship between Giulio Santarelli, at the time Italian Agriculture Undersecretary of State and Professor Attilio Scienza, Professor at the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Milan, started the project of research, development and recovery of both ancient local native grape varieties and international grape varieties.

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Castel di Paolis Wines


Castel di PaolisLazio Bianco

90 Points from Vinous

Crisp and refreshing Italian blend, offering aromatic citrus, tropical fruit and delicate white floral notes. Dry, with lovely purity of fruit on the palate and an uplifting finish.

2021 Shelf Talkers

Castel di PaolisLazio Rosso

97 Points from Luca Maroni

Silky smooth blend delivering vibrant notes of wild red berried fruit, layered with blackberry and delicious spicy notes. Harmoniously balanced, with sweet tannins, mineral tones and a hint of black pepper on the finish.

2017 Shelf Talkers

Castel di PaolisI Quatro Mori

94 Points from Luca Maroni

Intense ruby red smell. Currants and berries in the foreground. It opens on tones of plum, spice, leather and vanilla. Embellished with elegant floral notes. Balanced and of great structure. Long tannic and sweet. Balanced, spicy and mineral, with a remarkable persistence.

2016 Shelf Talkers

Castel di PaolisDonna Adriana

95 Points from Luca Maroni

Donna Adriana shows a brilliant greenish yellow color and nuances of greenish yellow, very transparent. The nose reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of peach, pear and nettle followed by aromas of pineapple, banana, litchi, gooseberry and apple.

2017 Shelf Talkers