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.