Viticulture is deeply rooted in local traditions. The “high hill of Italy’s boot”, in the far south-eastern corner of Italy, produces more than any other Italian region. Here the wines are made from grape varieties almost unique to the area, while in the north the prevalent grapes are those used all over central and northern Italy (such as Sangiovese and Montepulciano) these rarely appear here. The most obviously full-blooded Puglian grapes are Negroamaro and Primitivo, while Verdeca is the only salient example among the whites in this hot, red-dominated region.

This primitivo based wine is a rich purple in color with inviting aromas of spiced cherries. It is a full-bodied wine, warm and soft on the palate with flavours that continue to evolve into the finish. Pair this wine with sweet Italian sausage, fresh berry coulis, jamón iberico or even barbecued ribs.