The sun kisses the still unfinished canteen of Salvatore Molettieri, one of the main players in the Taurasi legend, a great craftsman who has a natural instinct for wine and grapes. 2007 caught him off balance, high acidity and tannin’ problems that were not easy to solve, he then missed out a round and resolved everything
The Tenuta del Castello, founded in 1898 is run by the fourth generation of the Solano family. Sixty very well looked after Hectares of olives and cereals. A modern canteen completes everything, lying there amongst the vines. The objective of Solano is to produce excellent products from native vines from Magna Grecia with Anglianico leading the way.
High density impact and modern work modes in the canteen. The vines are evaluated through a close collaboration with a prestigious research institute. An articulate range of wines that never cease to amaze for their constant quality
One of the best companies in the region that has reached its fifth generation. The leading star is the Gaglioppo amongst the quality wines but other native ones are also great. Much attention is paid in the canteen with noble wooden vats and natural equilibriums.
Torcicoda from the historical Tormaresca canteen is made entirely from Primitivo del Salento grapes of an intense ruby read colour with a notable violet tint; on aroma you can spot red fruit odours (raspberries and other small red fruits) with touches of vanilla and spices (liquorice). On taste in instantly feels velvety, with a lot of body, silky tannin with typically long acidic contents.
A sense of smell that plays on roses, wild fruit preserves, vanilla and chocolate milk. On taste it is creamy, quite soft and re-equilibrated by its discreet tannin weight; in line with the smell sense. Refined in barriques of second and third passages for six months, the wood takes away the tannin intrusion and grows the aromatic complexity without jumping the fruity sense that are typical of vats. To be drunk with beef or veal roasts, game or seasoned cheese.
Torrevento can be found in Corato, just a short distance from Castel del Monte, spread out over an area of 200 Hectares in the most harsh and rocky part of Murgia. Here since the Second World War the brothers Domenico and Francesco Liantonio started producing wines that have gone on for generations, today concentrating particularly on Pugliese vines that reach the highest heights by critics and oenological guides just as (for example) the multi award winning Casteldelmonte DOC Nero di Troia Vigna Pedale.
The name POLVANERA comes from the characteristic colour of the dark terrain that encircles the masonry. Next to the masonry is the modern canteen, truly welcoming with its rustic elegance and tasting room. The canteens structure has been dug out of the rock itself and reaches depths of 8 meters. The karst rock keeps the temperature and humidity constant all year around and this adds to the fundamental characteristics of beauty and practicality. Here there matures, rests and finishes off the POLVANERA wines that, along with other qualified producers, become reference trademarks of Doc Primitivo Gioia del Colle.
A story that commenced twenty years ago, made out of love for the territory, passion for quality and true know how. The Due Palme canteen, a cooperative company born in 1989 in Cellino San Marco, Brindisi in upper Salento, is the project of Angelo Maci, the third generation in a family of wine growers who with constant dedication has made this reality one of the biggest cooperatives that are most active in Puglia and Southern Italy.
The Primitivo of Manduria ES by Gianfranco Fino has been mentioned in Wine News as ‘Italy’s Best Wine’ (2009, 2010 and 2011). This declaration was born out of the mixture of results from the 6 major wine guides in Italy, only Primitivo ES and Sassiciaia have been unanimously voted by all of the guides for their ‘excellence’. The guides involved are: Gambero Rosso, Annuario Assoc., Italiana Sommeliers, Guida Vino Veronelli, Guida Vino L’Espresso, Slow Wine and Luca Maroni.