Negroamaro

uva negroamaroBlack-skinned grape variety of uncertain origins. Negroamaro is now considered the king of Salento’s grapes. It was probably brought into the Ionian region by the Greeks, and is the result of thousands of years of natural selection to adapt to diverse soil characteristics. It is grown almost exclusively in Puglia and particularly in Salento, and its name is related to its dark colour.

Primitivo

uva primitivoProbably brought into Apulia for the first time by the Phoenicians or the Greeks, Primitivo was then selected, planted, and distributed by Father Francesco Filippo Indellicati, from Gioia del Colle (Bari), at the end of the 18th century. As its name suggests, its main feature is of being an ‘early’ (‘primo’) ripening grape variety.

Chardonnay

uva chardonnayNative to the Burgundy region, it was planted for the first time by the Cistercian monks at the Pontigny Abbey, from which it spread throughout the world since the late 19th century. Light straw yellow in colour, it is delicate and fruity to the nose, with an elegant and harmonious mouthfeel.

Vermentino

uva vermentinoIts origins are uncertain. Some believe that it was native to northeastern Spain; according to others, it came from Portugal. Its straw yellow wine is dry but gently supple. It has intense herbaceous and wildflower aromas, with notes of yellow peaches.

Malvasia Nera

uva malvasia neraIts name originates from a high-quality wine that was made in Malta and traded by Venetian merchants with the name of Monemvasia. Later spread throughout the province of Lecce, it is now grown together with Negroamaro. This is a fortified wine, pleasantly intense and sweet to the mouth.