TERRITORY: The Salento region is identified by three climatic elements: the sun, the architect that creates generous degrees of sugar, the sea, responsible for the minerality of the wines, and the wind that makes this area naturally free of disease and particularly suitable for the production of “natural” wines. Characterized by extensive flat areas and modest hilly reliefs, the Salento region is geologically constituted by a calcareous structure of medium texture.
VARIETY INFORMATION: The union between two apparently different varieties, Negroamaro and Montepulciano creates the “oenological miracle” of this denomination, one that gives life to wines of great longevity suitable for extended ageing, the pearl of the Salento area. Negroamaro owes its name to the terms “niger” (Latin) and “mavros” (Greek) which both refer to the colour black. Its great versatility makes it suitable for all types of winemaking. Montepulciano is a vine cultivated in most of the eastern coast of Italy. When young, it has impressive acidity, which, when well handled, allows it to age superbly.
AREA OF PRODUCTION: Salento – Apulia
VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 100 m s.l.m.
SOIL TYPOLOGY: Calcareous-clayey soil
DEGREE OF ALCOHOL: 14.5%
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 20° C