Biancodi Negroamaro Puglia IGT, a white wine, is made from the red Negroamaro grape, something that requires the skills of the most qualified and experienced winegrowers in Apulia. Negroamaro Puglia IGT as a red wine, on the other hand, offers a compelling blend of intense strawberry, cherry and liquorice aromas, while the Negroamaro Puglia IGT Appassimento, as you might expect, benefits from the specialised appassimento production method.
The harvest is a very special moment for the valuable grapes. According to a centuries-old tradition, they are picked carefully by hand, thoroughly inspected and taken to the cellar in small vessels. Every movement is perfectly practised; every gesture reflects a sense of respect and admiration for nature. The people have been deeply connected with the fruit and with the craft of their terroir for generations.
Defined by its origins
The Greeks established the terroir more than 3,000 years ago when they started to cultivate the Negroamaro grape and make wine from it. They left great architecture behind them, too – architecture that has endured for millennia and forms part of the landscape just like the vineyards. Highly skilled craftsmanship is required to get the very best out of both the grapes and the stone – this was as true 3,000 years ago as it is today.
Day by day, the region’s winegrowers go about their hard, demanding work with enormous skill. They look after their grapes in the hot sun of southern Italy in the same way as their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents – and many generations before that. In doing so, they are perpetuating a long-established tradition and a deep connection with their homeland. Based on long-standing expertise, experience and an awareness of tradition, the deep, ruby red Negroamaro grape is transformed into the perfect, harmonious Mavrio.
Wine has been produced in the Salento region ever since people have lived here. Experienced, tradition-conscious winemakers have perfected the cultivation, care and vinification of the Negroamaro grape over many generations. As a result, it is perfectly suited to the environment and climate of southern Italy. There is an indestructible bond between the soil, the grape and the people: this is what makes it possible to produce wines of consistently excellent quality.