Nero di Troia

A black grape variety native to the centre-North of Puglia, it gets its name from its high polyphenol content which gives the fruit a very dark, intense ruby shade. Last century it became famous and was exported by the bottle to countries such as France. After being forgotten for a time, it was rediscovered by winemakers in Puglia who have since made it into a symbol of the local area.
The wine from these grapes is intense ruby red, with an elegantly tannic and austere palate and a nose of blackberry and liquorice which evolves over time to develop notes of quinine.

Bombino bianco

A native white grape from Puglia characterised by low vigour but high productivity. It prefers dry, light, siliceous or calcareous soil, a high altitude position on the hilltop and a great deal of sunlight. Because of the notable size of the bunches produced, Bombino Bianco must be pruned at a medium length to avoid weakening the plant. Used for single variety wine-making this variety produces a straw yellow colour, with a rich, pleasant nose and a slightly mineral palate with notes of almond and aniseed and a slight hint of apricot and tropical fruits.

Bombino bianco

A native white grape from Puglia characterised by low vigour but high productivity. It prefers dry, light, siliceous or calcareous soil, a high altitude position on the hilltop and a great deal of sunlight. Because of the notable size of the bunches produced, Bombino Bianco must be pruned at a medium length to avoid weakening the plant. Used for single variety wine-making this variety produces a straw yellow colour, with a rich, pleasant nose and a slightly mineral palate with notes of almond and aniseed and a slight hint of apricot and tropical fruits.

Bombino nero

A black grape variety considered to be native to Puglia. It is known for high vigour, high productivity and must-to fruit ratio; it was once known as “buonvino” or “good wine”. Bombino Nero grapes are large and round with thick skins and a bluish tint. They ripen late and freshly harvested grapes tend to be highly acidic with a low sugar content. This grape is particularly well suited for making rosé wines, to which it confers a pleasantly dry, balanced palate.

Moscatello selvatico

These vines have medium to small rounded three or five-lobed leaves and medium cone or cylinder grape bunches. Each grape is medium to large with bright green skin and good consistency. This is a markedly sweet aromatic grape, and the wine it produces is straw yellow, fragrant and musky on the nose. The palate is fresh, delicate and typically aromatic. This wine pairs wonderfully with raw fish and other seafood-based dishes. If harvested late, it becomes sweeter and is the perfect accompaniment to pastries, desserts and blue cheeses.

Moscatello selvatico

These vines have medium to small rounded three or five-lobed leaves and medium cone or cylinder grape bunches. Each grape is medium to large with bright green skin and good consistency. This is a markedly sweet aromatic grape, and the wine it produces is straw yellow, fragrant and musky on the nose. The palate is fresh, delicate and typically aromatic. This wine pairs wonderfully with raw fish and other seafood-based dishes. If harvested late, it becomes sweeter and is the perfect accompaniment to pastries, desserts and blue cheeses.

Pampanuto

A variety native to Puglia, this variety has medium-sized circular leaves. The bunches are also medium in size and conical. The grapes are medium-sized, rounded and with abundant bloom on its thick, greenish-yellow skin. Pampanuto is well known for its excellent must-to-fruit ratio. It is resistant to adverse climates, prefers clay-rich soil in hilly areas at an altitude of between 200 and 400 metres. Single-variety wines are light and neutral with a distinctive acidity. It is best paired with fish or fresh seasonal vegetables, as well as with fresh cheeses and certain cold cuts.