At the end of the XVIII century after the phylloxeric destruction
the ancient peasant community turned the soil and planted again the
vineyards with new vigour.
Our interest concerns those areas such as Itria Valley, Salento,
Tarantino and Alta Murgia where vineyards have given prestige to the
winegrowers and wine producers: : Primitivo, Negroamaro, Malvasia
Nera, Nero di Troia, Verdeca e Bianco d’Alessano.
Most of soils, clayey and calcareous, are cultivated essentially by
hand without mechanical aid as they are minute handkerchief of soil,
whose medium extension is one hectare.
The growing method is characterized by low vine or low espalier
which produces from 60 to 90 quintals for hectares both for white,
red and rosŤ wine.
Winegrowers, deeply interested in quality, take care of vineyards
with love and passion, aware to get excellent results and great
satisfaction, observing nowadays the ancient peasant traditions.
A great deal of patient work on the part of all the operators of the
wine production chain has gone into turning Apulia into one of the
most interesting regions from an oenological viewpoint, a reference
point in Italian wine production and definitely an area in which the
growth in quality is most evident.