Discovering the origins means retracing the story, legendary and historical,
which made it the symbol of our regional wine tradition
Heir of a wine tradition which sinks its roots into Greek civilization, Puglia region has always been one of the most exuberant Italian vineyards and the pulsating heart of Mediterranean viticulture. The climatic favourble features contribute to make the wines of this land unique, together with the use, classic and original, of the three main wine varieties which mark the tradition: Nero di Troia, in Daunia area, Primitivo in Messapia area, Negroamaro in Salento area. Projected towards the future thanks to their innumerable reinterpretations, all of excellent quality, Apulia wines are always connected to their origin and to tradition from which they originate. Discover their origin means recalling their legendary and historic events which become the symbol of regional wine tradition.
CASTEL DEL MONTE DOC WINE
White, red and rosè: these are the three hints of which the Castel del Monte doc wine dyes, an Apulian wine of controlled origin, confering to the Castel of Fredrik II a unique taste. The climate settled in Castel del Monte Is particularly favourable to viticulture, and this factor positively influences the quality of the final product. The hills raising in the neighbouring areas of the castle redress themselves of grapes plants of Troia, Pampanuto and Bombino nero starting from 300 mt above sea level, then reflecting in the production of three types of wines. The Doc Castel del Monte is a very adaptable wine, with really different combinations according to the color chosen.
The white wine is associate to delicate dishes, such as seafood, light appetizers or fresh dairy products. The temperature to be served oscillates between 10° and 12°. Changing tones and consequently also combinations: the Castel del Monte red wine is placed with stronger tastes, typical of red meats or chesses with intense tastes. Lastly, the rosè, with its shining and lively color, has a driy taste with a fruity aftertaste, perfect together with eggs or soups, but also with regional dishes. The Doc Castel del Monte also presents the Riserva version, result of the ageing of at least three years of the Red wine and with a gradation not inferior to 12,5. This wine is ideal to accompany aged cheeses, meats like pork or lamb and cured meats with spicy notes.
VALLE D'ITRIA: ENCHANTED LANDSCAPES AND LOCAL VINEYEARS
The Souther extremity of the altopiano delle Murge, where the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto meet, raise on Valle d’Itria, one of the most well-known territories of Apulia region for tourism, extended into the cities of Alberobello, Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica.
This place is full of tourists, mainly foreign ones, during all the year and also known for its old towns, which present a fairy scenery of unique artistic beauty, with pathways coasted of fine noble buildings with balconies in wrought iron adorned with garlands, cupids, festoons of Baroque art. And then ancient churches, typical widenings, well cared steet corners, pendant tufts of geranium, ornament on white lime on the walls, or to form flowerbed between alleys. The climate here is marked by rigid winters and usually hot summers, but mitigated by a constant ventilation with important temperature ranges day-night. The soil is calcareus and calcareus-clayish with a typical red coloring. This area is particularly suited to viticulture, connected to Bianco Martina or Bianco Lorotondo with ther DOC, traditional local productions.
SALENTO, THE LAND OF NEGROAMARO
Negroamaro (two times black, from the union of the local dialect and Greek), the most ancient and common vine of Salento, tells the history of this land of its culture and its people to all those who concedes themselves the luxury of being conquered. The “heel” of Italy, territory of the ancient Messapia, includes the whole province of Lecce and part of the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto. Immersed into the Adriatic and Jonio sea, Salento is land of sun, winds and strong colors: the red of the land and of the wine, the dark green of Mediterranean scrub which touches the white of the sand and the blue of the sea, and still the white lime of the houses, of trulli and of dry stone walls and then the silver of olive trees, the gold of wheat.
If you taste Negroamaro you have the sensation of absorbing a spirit of this colors, of tasting it in all its power and seasonings of a wine result of a big work and humility. As this wine lived its culture migrating and instilling taste and harmony to the other wines for over hundred years, so its native land continued to constitute a place of arrivals and departures, of rich dialogues and exchanges, a land culturally and naturally voted to hospitality.