The Vineyards

Roselle, Pasano and Salice Salentino. These are the three principal areas where are vineyards are located.

  • Roselle These are the vineyards that directly surround the MASSERIA

    These are the vineyards that directly surround the MASSERIA, located between the area of the lower “Murgia” (the Murge Plateau) to the north and the Ionian Sea to the south.
    The soils here are red, rich in silicate and iron oxide, and have a fine, sandy granular structure with a limestone substrate.
    In some areas the fertile surface is quite shallow, with only a few spots where the underlying stone emerges from the ground, exposing the rock matter that was once under water.
    The soils contain an average quantity of organic matter. The loose structure enables water to penetrate down to the lower layers of rock, thus permitting a good amount of moisture even during the warmer summer months. Under these conditions the vines grow well, with a good balance between vegetation and production, and without excess foliage.
    These pedoclimatic conditions, enhanced by the frequent sea breezes coming in from the South, inhibit the proliferation of fungi-based diseases, which can harm the shoots, the leaves and of course the fruit. On these vineyards, which constitute approximately 12 hectares, we cultivate primarily red grapes – mainly Primitivo but also some Negroamaro.

  • Pasano The Pasano vineyards are located approximately 8 km away from the Masseria

    The Pasano vineyards are located approximately 8 km away from the Masseria. Protected by the last hills of the Murgia Plateau to the north-west, they enjoy a unique microclimate due to their proximity to the sea and also long, warm summer days.
    The soil here is quite similar to Roselle, but with a few distinct differences. The fertile surface is slightly deeper and contains more organic matter. This, combined with a higher clay content rich in silicate and iron oxide, gives the soil in this area a deep red color. The loose, sandy and granular structure enables water to penetrate down to the lower layers of rock, thus permitting a good amount of moisture even during the warmer summer months.
    The vines grow well under these conditions, well balanced and without excessive vegetation and foliage. The resulting grapes are highly concentrated, with the pulp rich in sugars and thick skins, rich in aromatic substances, mature yet with soft polyphenols.
    The Pasano vineyards constitute approximately 12 hectares . Other than Primitivo and Negroamaro, some white grape varieties are cultivated here, including Vermentino, Sauvignon and Malvasia.

  • Salice Salentino The Salice Salentino vineyard lies approximately 35 km from the winery, on the Salentino plain and in the heart of the Salice Salentino DOC production area.

    The Salice Salentino vineyard lies approximately 35 km from the winery, in the Salentino plain and in the heart of the Salice Salentino DOC production area. This 4 hectare vineyard is where we produce our Salice Salentino Riserva. The soil here is very fertile, gray-black in color and rich of organic matter, humus with a strong presence of clay.
    The training system used here is the “Alberello Pugliese”. The vines are older and well-balanced and the resulting grapes are consistently of high quality, with small bunches and an average weight of no more than 150 grams. The skins are thick and hard, rich in polyphenolic substances and perfectly suited for longer macerations times in the winery, resulting in maximum extraction from the skins. The resulting wine is rich and soft yet thick with tannins and is perfectly suited for ageing in oak casks.