Bianco d’Alessano

The origin of this autochthonous grape variety is unknown but its presence is certified from 1870 in the area of “Murge Martinesi”.

In the past, this wine, that was not famous for its colour, has been grown with different local varieties, for example with “Verdeca”. Over the last few years, the production of this wine as “pure wine” has become very important.

At the moment the production area of this wine covers the municipalities of: Gravina, Martina, Locorotondo, Ostuni and Lizzano.

 
Bombino bianco

The origin of “Bombino Bianco” is unknown, maybe its origin is spanish and today it is grown in all the regional territory of Apulia.

This grape variety is the principal actor of white wine version of some important D.O.C. wines like Castel del Monte, Pampanuto, San Severo, blended with Trebbiano toscano, Leverano blended with Malvasia Bianca.

 
Chardonnay

This wine comes from Borgogna and it is considered as an international grape variety, grown all over the world.

It is the result of a spontaneous combination between “Pinot Nero” and “Gouais Blanc” and it has found its appropriate growing environment in Apulia and specifically, around the territory of Lizzano, Castel del Monte and Salice Salentino.

 
Fiano

The origin of this grape variety is Campania region. This wine takes its name probably from an apple, known with the name of Appiano, or from a place, located around the territory of Avellino, whose name is “Appia”.

This wine has found its suitable setting in Apulia region, where it is produced, especially in the territory of “Valle D’Itria” but also in the territory of Locorotondo and Martina Franca.

 
Francavidda

The origin of this wine is a place in the territory of Brindisi whose name is Francavilla Fontana. Probably the wine takes its name from this place.

This grape variety covers the territory of Ostuni and it is produced blended with Impigno, Bianco d’ Alessano and Verdeca (15%-50%).

 
Greco

This is a very ancient grape variety that was probably introduced by the Greeks in the 7th century. The production area of this wine includes the following grape varieties: DOC Gravina, Malvasia Bianca and Bianco d’Alessano.

This is a very good example of a grape variety that represents the personality of an area particularly suited to the production of white wines.

 
Impigno

This grape variety was imported at the beginning of the 20th century by a farmer known with the name of “Impigno” from the area of Martina Franca to the area of Ostuni.

It is an autochthonous grape variety; another pearl of the ampelographic heritage of Apulia.

Its production area covers the territory of Ostuni with a variable percentage between 50 and 85% of the corresponding grape variety (DOC Ostuni), blended with Francavidda and, if necessary, with Bianco d’Alessano and Verdeca.

 

Minutolo
 
Mosacato Reale

The name “moscato” derives from the word “muscum” that means “musk” in order to evoke the intense musk scent typical of this grape.

This grape variety, whose origin is very ancient, is today grown in the area of Mediterranean Sea.

There are three different names that indicate this autochthonous grape variety considered one of the most representative and notorious in Apulia: Moscato Bianco, Moscato Reale and Moscato di Trani.

Particularly, “Moscato di Trani DOC” is a natural sweet wine produced also in the fortified version.

 
Pampanuto

The origin of this wine is uncertain and it is also known with the name of “Rizzulo”, “Pampanuta” or “La Pampanuta”.

For a long time it is grown in Apulia and sometimes it is associated with “Bombino Bianco”.

“Pampanuto” finds its bigger use, blended with “Chardonnay” or “Bombino Bianco”, around the production area of “DOC Castel del Monte”.

 
Sauvignon

This wine comes from the area of Bordeaux and it is today grown all over the world, from Australia to Europe to New Zeland.

This grape variety is fully integrated with the apulian ampelographic heritage.

Its production area refers, like Chardonnay, to the following grape varieties: DOC Castel del Monte, Lizzano and Salice Salentino.

 
Verdeca

This is an autochthonous grape variety grown around the province of Taranto and especially in the production areas of “DOC Locorotondo” and “Martina”, where it is used in a percentage between 50-65%.

It is also present in the production area of “DOC Gravina”, where it is blended with some important white wines like “Bombino Bianco” or “Trebbiano Toscano”.