Our Grapes

The quality of the grapes is the first step of a production process, the result of knowledge that is often jealously preserved. We want to share with you the pleasure of knowing that much essential about vines and their fruits, so that you can fully appreciate the qualities of their generous juice and its extraordinary evolution.

Le Nostre Uve Nere

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Primitivo

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Sangiovese

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Montepulciano

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Lambrusco

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Bombino

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Uva di Troia

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Merlot

Primitivo

BUNCH

14-17 cm long, medium compact in appearance, conical-cylindrical in shape, simple, winged or double; visible, short, thick, semi-woody peduncle; medium pedicels, green, with evident rims; medium-sized, reddish yellow brush with purple hues; easy separation of the pedicel from the grape.

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Primitivo is a rather demanding vine, given its sensitivity to both long periods of drought and excessive humidity. Its berries are dark blue and rich in bloom, have a medium size and are extremely close to each other, in a very compact bunch. Moisture, being trapped between the berries, can cause mold to form, therefore Primitivo needs a dry and warm climate, with intense but short rains so that the grape can dry quickly and remain dry and healthy. Primitivo is often bred as sapling, which guarantees a very low production but of extreme quality. It is a vine that tends to be very long-lived and it is possible to find some older than 80 years, still on a clear foot. The characteristics of intensity and body of the wines obtained from Primitivo, together with its high productivity (although not very constant) have meant that in the past they were used above all as blending wines. Only in more recent times, working on reducing yields, returning to traditional forms of farming (Apulian sapling) and using more accurate winemaking techniques, the Primitivo has led to truly remarkable products that have determined its rediscovery by the general public. The Primitivo produced in this way generally has an intense and deep ruby ​​color, with purple hues that tend to garnet with aging.

Sangiovese

BUNCH

Sangiovese has clusters of different sizes depending on the biotype to which it belongs, with a pyramidal cylinder shape, winged (1 or 2 wings), of medium compactness. The grape is medium, purplish black in colour, super-round or ellipsoidal in shape. The peel is firm, very waxy, not very thick.

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Typical cultivation in the South and in the Islands. The population variety is quite different; the biotypes are distinguished by size or shape of the bunch, by the size of its grape, by the shape of the leaf and by its vigour. A high number of clones are currently being cultivated in the various areas. Sprout with expanded or semi-expanded apex, whitish green in colour with slightly carminated edge. Leaf of medium size, pentagonal, five-lobed, sometimes three-lobed. More or less wide U-shaped petiole, sometimes a little open V-shaped. Hairless bottom page. Cluster from medium to medium-large to medium-small depending on biotypes of cylindrical-pyramidal or conical-pyramidal shape with one or two wings. Grape of medium size, ovoid; pruinose skin not thick; simple flavour pulp. Vigorous vine with erect vegetation. Sturdy, medium-length internode shoots. It has a wide adaptability to different environments but prefers infertile soils where it gives a good quality product; it requires dry and basically warm climates for a good ripening of the grapes. It gives a wine of intense ruby red colour, tannic, full-bodied, harmonious, with a pleasant bitter aftertaste; fruity when young, when aged it releases perfumes and refines considerably.

Montepulciano

BUNCH

The medium-low bunch, semi-tight, conical, very often winged with 1-2 wings. Its grape is medium-small, sub-oval in shape, with black-purple skin, pruinose and consistent.

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

This vine has found widespread diffusion in Puglia, Abruzzo and along the Adriatic coast. The variety is quite homogeneous, the differential characteristics concern the shape of the bunch, the presence of green acinellation, the ripening period and the organoleptic characteristics of the product. Sprout with expanded apex, cottony, tomentose on the underside. Medium, pentagonal, five-lobed leaf, very dark green flat edge, tomentose on the underside. Petiolar sinus with lyre closed or tending to close. Medium bunch, more or less compact, cylindrical-conical, often winged. Medium grape, sub-oval, black-purplish in colour, not too easy to detach; consistent, waxy peel; juicy pulp, slightly pink, with a simple flavour. It gives a wine of an intense ruby red colour, with a characteristic, vinous bouquet, a dry, fruity, tannic, non-acidic flavour, full-bodied, velvety, rightly alcoholic. From the white vinification is obtained an excellent savoury, fruity, very pleasant rosé wine.

Lambrusco

BUNCH

The cluster of this vine is small but tight, with a blackish-blue grape and a slightly acidic juicy pulp.

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Sprout with expanded apex, cottony, greenish yellow and pink towards the edges. Medium leaf, pentagonal, three-lobed, rarely five-lobed with U-shaped petiolar sinus. Lower side downy. Compact cluster of medium size, cylindrical. Medium grape, spheroid with very waxy, thick peel; pulp with a neutral flavour. It gives wines of good aromatic intensity and good acidity, with medium alcohol content. Excellent as sparkling varieties to be served with fatty dishes (cured meats, pork or sheep meats).

Bombino

BUNCH

Bombino is characterized by a large light green and opaque leaf, the cluster is medium-large with a conical or cylindrical-conical shape. Also the medium-large, spherical grape with a thick yellow peel tending to greenish. Ripens within the first ten days of October with good and constant productivity.

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

It gives a red DOCG wine produced in the municipalities of Minervino Murge, Andria, Trani in the province of BAT and the municipalities of Corato, Ruvo di Puglia, Terlizzi, Palo del Colle, Toritto, Bitonto, Binetto. The characteristics of this wine are the more or less intense rosé colour. Its particular aroma is delicate and fruity; flavour: dry, harmonious; residual reducing sugar not exceeding 10.0 g / l.

Uva di Troia

BUNCH

Red, pyramidal, simple or winged, medium compact

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

Vine probably originating from Asia Minor and imported by the Greeks in Puglia, it has found its cultural epicentre in the provinces of Bari and Foggia. The variety is quite homogeneous, any differences are found in the shape and compactness of the bunch. Sprout with medium expanded apex, slightly fluffy, light green, with bronzed shades towards the edges. Medium leaf, pentagonal, five-lobed, flat edge, slightly wrinkled, opaque green, fluffy the underside. U-shaped or lyre petiole sinus, sometimes with overlapping edges. Medium, semi-compact, conical, cylindrical, winged cluster. Medium grape, spheroid, blue-violet colour, with visible navel, thick and pruinose peel; fleshy pulp, with a simple flavour. It results in an intense ruby red colour wine, tending to purple, very full-bodied and rich in colour, alcoholic, with a low fixed acidity. Vinified in white it can give an excellent fruity, savoury, delicate rosé.

Merlot

BUNCH

It has a pyramidal-shaped cluster, with an average length of about 15-20 cm. Spherical grapes, very resistant peel. Slightly herbaceous, fleshy, slightly acidic, colourless pulp.

OENOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS

This variety is quite uneven; biotypes that compose it differ from each other in fertility and in the shape of the bunch. Sprout with expanded, fluffy, whitish-green apex. Medium-sized, pentagonal, five-lobed leaf, wavy, blistered, non-loaded green flap, slightly tomentose also on the underside. U-shaped petiole sinus. Medium, pyramidal, winged, more or less loose cluster, with a more or less pinkish green peduncle. Medium, round, blue-purplish grape; peel of medium consistency, pruinose; juicy pulp, sweet, with a more or less intense herbaceous flavour. It gives wines of a certain finesse and typicality, with a fairly intense ruby red colour and a characteristic slightly herbaceous, alcoholic, fruity, aromatic flavour, with a tendency to low acidity. In the hilly areas and well exposed to the north, an excellent fine wine is obtained even if not for great aging. Blended or blended with Cabernets it can complete the quality.

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