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DOC ROSSO DI CANOSA Nero di Troia MOSCATO DI TRANI Moscato bianco (loc. Moscato di Trani o Reale) ROSSO BARLETTA Nero di Troia CASTEL DEL MONTE Nero di Troia Aglianico Bombino nero Pampanuto Chardonnay Sauvignon Pinot bianco Pinot nero GRAVINA Malvasia del Chianti Greco di tufo Bianco d'Alessano GIOIA DEL COLLE Primitivo Aleatico Trebbiano toscano


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When we talk about the Murgia in the plural we really mean a variety of landscapes which are quite different from each other, sloping gently down from the mountain ridge between Apulia and Basilicata towards the Adriatic coast. In the same way there are a lot of different possible itineraries in this area, but they are all equally interesting. We can see hilly pastures with prominent rocks and deep limestone valleys, dense woodlands and fertile plains, sandy coasts and high rocky cliffs above the sea. The Upper Murgia area is very much “dominated” by man, but still has some rather wild corners which visitors find fascinating. Thanks to expert use of a rich variety of spontaneous vegetation, visitors find simple but tasty foods: thistles,

cardoncelli mushrooms, fennel, ferula and lampascione red onions are accompanied by fresh pasta, pulses and meats in a long list of dishes which also belong to the peasant life of the past. Frederick II of Swabia’s imposing Castel del Monte is a big tourist attraction, and dominates vast expanses of olive trees and vineyards which produce excellent extra virgin oils and wines. Nero di Troia is wild and hardy like the land it grows on and is the undisputed “king” of the area, the inspiration for the three Castel del Monte doc wines, Rosso Canosa and Rosso di Barletta. The international vines and the other indigenous varieties – Bombino Bianco, Bombino Nero, Pampanuto, with Aleatico and Aglianico borrowed from nearby Basilicata – all enhance the wine

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scene here, making it one of the most important wine production areas of Apulia. Still in the hinterland, some examples of incredible natural architecture are the caves at Gravina in Puglia, real canyons carved out by the action of water. Here the wine scene swings towards the whites of the Gravina doc, fresh and perfumed, made from Malvasia del Chianti, Greco and Bianco d’Alessano. This is only a brief aside, because if we move on to Gioia del Colle on the edge of the Murgia limestone plateau, the vineyards are again dominated by red grapevines. Here we find ourselves in the terroir of Primitivo, a strong and spirited vine discovered right here in the 18th century, which now has the doc largest production area in Apulia. Gioia del Colle and Andria also have a very deep-rooted cheese-making tradition and produce a vast range of fresh cheeses like mozzarella, burrata and stracciatella. Then there is the Adriatic with its variety of coastlines and fish, widely used in local gastronomy: fish soups, roast fish, baked fish, stewed fish, fish all’acquapazza and fish carpaccio. A special mention goes to the Bari tradition of eating raw seafood – a real passion. And it is right on the sea shore, on the sandy coast near Trani, that Moscato di Trani is grown. This indigenous local vine provides sweet and syrupy doc wines with an intense amber-yellow colour, which go perfectly with a classic Apulian pastry: almond sweets.

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Azienda Agricola Conte Spagnoletti Zeuli

Count Onofrio Spagnoletti Zeuli’s love of the land has its origins in the past. The archives of his House contain documents which show that this aristocratic family was active from the beginning of the 18th century in transforming the wooded Murgia into flourishing farmland. Nowadays the Zagaria and San Domenico estates are very beautiful and are ideal locations for growing varieties like Bombino Nero, Montepulciano and Nero di Troia. This is a place worth exploring, not only for the quality of the wines, but also for the welcome the Count extends to his guests, and for the picturesque atmosphere of the antique underground olive oil press and the modern winery. There is a beautiful room for wine tasting; in the past this was the dormitory for the farm workers and has two antique fireplaces. 70031 Andria (Bt) Tenuta San Domenico SP 231 km 60 Tel. +39 0883 569511 Fax +39 0883 569560 c.szo@contespagnolettizeuli.it www.contespagnolettizeuli.it Year founded: 1600 Owner: Onofrio Spagnoletti Zeuli Oenologist: Leonardo Pinto Vineyard area (hectares): 150 Annual number of bottles: 400.000

Terranera Castel del Monte Riserva Rosso doc 2004 Grapes: Nero di Troia 40%, Montepulciano 40%, Aglianico 20% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 15,00 Ruby red colour with definite garnet nuances. Intense but delicate aromas of toasted almonds, blackberry jam, vanilla and paprika on the nose. Excellently balanced on the palate, and still has some pleasant notes of young wine despite the length of aging. Lovely variety of spicy echoes on the finish. Suggested to accompany a leg of spicy lamb.

Ghiandara Castel del Monte Rosso doc 2005 Grapes: Aglianico 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 11,00 Ruby red hue with garnet highlights. Intense fragrances of forest fruit jams, black pepper, eucalyptus and green tea. Quite intense on the palate and strongly tannic, giving a definite character and a slight lack of balance. Medium-bodied and fairly persistent. Perfect with mixed cold meats.

Jody Murgia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Fiano 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 5,00 Straw yellow hue with greenish highlights. Delicate fragrances of green apple, ripe banana, thyme and celery on the nose. It remains pleasantly delicate on the palate, helped by a fresh smoothness and a good structure. Fairly persistent with a lovely vegetal finish. Ideal with pasta and sardines.

OTHER WINES • Vigna Grande Castel del Monte Rosso

doc 2006 • Pezzalaruca Castel del Monte Rosso doc 2006 • La Piana Castel del Monte Bianco doc 2008

• Il Rinzacco Castel del Monte Rosso doc

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• Mezzana Castel del Monte Rosato doc

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Az. Agr. Marmo Maria Tenuta Cocevola Castel del Monte Rosato doc 2008 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: € 4,90 Light crystal clear cerasuolo pink hue. Fragrances of peach, vanilla and almonds on the nose. Robust and quite intense and balanced on the palate. Has a definitely dry taste, with very light but pleasant notes of toasted almonds on the finish. Ideal with a cialda barese.

The farm was established in 1999, on around 100 hectares of olive trees belonging to the Marmo family in the Cocevola district at the foot of Castel del Monte. Seven hectares were converted into vineyards for Nero di Troia, used unblended to produce excellent reds and rosés. Maria Marmo has an ambitious project aimed at enhancing the local products of the Pre-Murgia countryside, and concentrating on two traditional products which are very representative of this area: vine and olive. The most recent challenge faced by the winery concerns another local grape variety, Pampanuto, which occupies a small area of the vineyards, together with the more famous Sauvignon. 70031 Andria (Bt) Via Saffo, 5 Tel./Fax +39 0883 262489 prodotti@tenuta-cocevola.com www.tenutacocevola.com Year founded: 1999 Owner: Maria Marmo Oenologist: Pasquale Pastore Vineyard area (hectares): 7 Annual number of bottles: 35.000/40.000

Pampanuto Castel del Monte Bianco doc 2008 Grapes: Pampanuto 90%, Chardonnay 10% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 5,20 Rich straw yellow colour with brilliant gold highlights. Candid and complex on the nose, with delicate scents of white melon and acacia. It has a definite citron flavour on the palate, making it very fresh, but at the same this time damages the short-term balance, suggesting an interesting future. Average persistence. Recommended with a roast dory.

Il Tratto Castel del Monte Bianco doc 2008 Grapes: Sauvignon 92%, Chardonnay 8% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 6,90 Intense straw yellow hue with gold highlights. Delicate scents suggesting litchis, tomato leaves, savory and notes of vanilla. Smooth on the palate with a fresh note which is still present although a little tired. Satisfying body and good persistence. Pleasant and delicate, to accompany a spinach risotto.

OTHER WINES • Vandalo Castel del Monte Rosso doc • Rosso Cocevola Castel del Monte

Rosso doc

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Cantina Coop. Riforma Fondiaria

C a n t i n a C o o p e r a t iva R i f o r m a Fondiaria has about 400 memberproducers, owners of the vineyards on the hills around Castel del Monte. A lot of progress has been made in the last fifty years by this cooperative, now under the management of Fedele Bartolomucci, who carefully selects the grapes destined for wine production. Use of modern technology in the cellars allows greater control of all the stages of processing in order to obtain quality doc and igt wines, which well express the characteristics of the local varieties like Nero di Troia and Bombino Nero, and of the international varieties. Wine enthusiasts and tourists will find a warm welcome in the tasting room and sales area. 70031 Andria (Bt) Via Sosta San Riccardo, 1 Tel./Fax +39 0883 542912 cantinavignuolo@libero.it www.vignuolo.it Year founded: 1960 President: Fedele Bartolomucci Oenologist: Luigi Cantatore

Maniero di Federico Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Chatdonnay 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: â‚Ź 4,00 Straw yellow hue with intense amber highlights. Scents reminiscent of ripe bananas, honey, vanilla and lime flowers on the nose. Medium intensity on the palate, smooth and enveloping, with a hints of citron which is a little faded. Quite persistent with a lovely finish recalling liquorice root. Recommended with tagliatelle and cardoncelli mushrooms.

Maniero di Federico Puglia Rosato igt 2008 Grapes: Bombino Nero 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 4,00 Intense cerasuolo pink colour, almost ruby. Fine delicate scents of strawberries, herbs and rose petals. A good correspondence between aroma and taste and excellent body. The contrasts are balanced, although not very definite. Ideal to accompany linguine agli scampi.

Maniero di Federico Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 4,00 Good consistent garnet red colour. Quite simple on the nose recalling red mulberries, cinnamon and cacao. An excellent balance on the palate between contrasts, and a fairly good structure. Not a very long finish, but fairly spicy. Ideal with a sausage a punta di coltello.

Vineyard area (hectares): 500 Annual number of bottles: 200.000 OTHER WINES • Vignuolo Castel del Monte Rosso,

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Rivera

In 1950 Sebastian de Corato founded Azienda Vinicola Rivera with the aim of enhancing and promoting the enormous potential quality of wine-growing in the area around Castel del Monte. Over the years this has become one of the leading wineries in the renaissance of the image and quality of Apulian wines. The vineyards belonging to the winery are on soils which are partly limestone-volcanic and partly rocky, and it is here that local varieties like Bombino Bianco, Nero di Troia, Aglianico and Montepulciano are grown, together with international varieties like Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The lovely wine-tasting room looks out onto the rows of vines, and in the company of Carlo and Sebastiano visitors can appreciate the quality of wines steeped in tradition, and at the same time attentive to developments in market taste. 70031 Andria (Bt) SP 231 km 60+500 Tel. +39 0883 569510 Fax +39 0883 569575 info@rivera.it www.rivera.it Year founded: 1950 Owner: Carlo de Corato Oenologist: Leonardo Palumbo Vineyard area (hectares): 95 Annual number of bottles: 1.500.000

Il Falcone Castel del Monte Riserva Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Nero di Troia 70%, Montepulciano 30% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 13,50 Brilliant intense ruby red colouring. Exhilarating fragrances of cherries preserved in alcohol, cacao, walnuts, mace, tamarind and coffee on the nose. Rounded, warm and full-bodied on the palate, with fresh and sometimes lively tannins. A lot of memorable spicy and fruity echoes in the long liquorice finish. Approaches excellence. Ideal with liver and bay leaves.

Pungirosa Castel del Monte Rosato doc 2008 Grapes: Bombino Nero 100% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 6,50 Brilliant cerasuolo pink hue. The first fragrances on the nose are reminiscent of cherries and dog-rose, followed by flint, honey, cypress and almond blossom. It has plenty of character on the palate and is sumptuously balanced. Very charming the many delicate floral and mineral echoes. Very fresh and full of flavour. Ideal with a steamed lobster.

Violante Castel del Monte Rosso doc 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 7,00 Ruby red colour with purple highlights. Scents of blackberries, black cumin, dried violets, rhubarb sweets and woodland undergrowth on the nose. Not a lot of intensity on the palate, but full-bodied and balanced, due to smooth pleasant tannins. Long fruity echoes give a delicious finish. Perfect with braised beef.

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Marese Castel del Monte Bianco doc Fedora Castel del Monte Bianco doc Rupicolo Castel del Monte Rosso doc Preludio n.1 Castel del Monte Bianco doc • Terre al Monte Castel del Monte doc

• Cappellaccio Castel del Monte Aglianico

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• Triusco Primitivo Puglia igt • Piani di Tufara Moscato di Trani doc • Pungirosa Castel del Monte Rosso doc • Puer Apuliae Castel del Monte Rosso doc

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Cantina Sociale di Barletta Soc. Coop.

The Cantina Sociale di Barletta has based its strategy on two key words: identity and territory. A group of 13 wine-growers founded the winery in 1949, and it is now a wine and olive oil cooperative with 500 members whose aim is to innovate in keeping with tradition. They have chosen to concentrate on local varieties like Nero di Troia, Moscato and Malvasia and combined this with an entrepreneurial spirit which projects the cooperative managed by Giuseppe Cafagna - onto the national and international markets. Production processes are controlled at every single stage and are based on methods and equipment which maintain grape bouquets and quality intact, so as to obtain doc, igt and spumante wines which visitors can appreciate during a visit to the winery. 70051 Barletta (Bt) Via degli Artigiani, 13 Tel. +39 0883 510681 – +39 0883 510397 Fax +39 0883 510377 cantinabarletta@libero.it www.cantinabarletta.it Year founded: 1950 Owner: Giuseppe Cafagna Oenologist: Luigi Cantatore Vineyard area (hectares): 1000

Priamis Barletta Rosso doc 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 12,00 Intense ruby red hue. Intense fragrant scents of plum jam, black pepper, vanilla and cinchona. The balance on the palate is developing, and the tannins are still very lively and in need of softening. Good structure and a lot of lingering echoes of blackberry and pepper. Ideal to accompany a ripe canestrato di Moliterno.

Barletta Rosso doc 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia, Montepulciano Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 3,25 Ruby red colour with strong purplish highlights. Medium intensity scents of cherry, dried violets, walnut husk and paprika. Full-bodied and intense on the palate, with balance still developing. Not very persistent, but has some very pleasantly corresponding cherry echoes. To try with medium-ripe crusty cheeses.

Antenisi Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Merlot Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 2,30 Definite garnet red colouring. Scents on the nose are developed and intense but not well-defined. The impression definitely improves on the palate; quite balanced and fairly fullbodied. The finish is a little short, with returning hints of leather. This is a good accompaniment to liver and red onions.

OTHER WINES • Puglia Moscato igt • Frattarolo Murgia Rosso igt • Leonine Bianco vino da tavola

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Cantine Falcone

Tradition and progress are the two key elements which allow Cantine Falcone to concentrate on the production of high quality wines. The winery started up about 100 years ago in the centre of Barletta, but then in 1979 it moved to a modern and more spacious production plant. The winery processes grapes produced by local growers, mostly from the hills nearby. The varieties used are those typical of the area, Nero di Troia, Montepulciano and Sangiovese, transformed with care using advanced wine-making techniques. The winery extends a pleasant welcome to wine tourists, offering a tour of the plant, wine-tasting and direct sales. 70051 Barletta (Bt) Via Vecchia Andria, 19 Tel. +39 0883 521542 Fax +39 0883 570042 info@cantinefalcone.it www.cantinefalcone.it Year founded: 1979 Owner: Antonio Falcone Oenologist: Carlo Valente

Rosso Barletta doc 2006 Grapes: Nero di Troia 70%, Sangiovese e Montepulciano 30% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 5,50 Intense sharp ruby red colouring. Unusual fragrant scents of cinchona, leather, oregano and cherries preserved in alcohol with some smoky notes. An elegant pleasant astringency on the tongue, fairly full-bodied and good intensity. The finish recalls woodland undergrowth and is a little fleeting but agreeable. Suggested with meat alla pizzaiola and cardoncelli mushrooms.

Primitivo Puglia Rosso igt 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 5,00 Garnet red hue with orange highlights. Rather undefined fragrances on the nose, of dried fruit and hydrocarbons. Fairly full-bodied on the palate, not quite balanced because the tannins are not completely amalgamated. Fairly good spicy finish, although a little fleeting. With chicken breast all'arancia.

Chardonnay Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Chardonnay 100% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 4,50 Pale crystal clear straw yellow colour. Scents of William pears, camomile and acacia. Nicely balanced on the palate and particularly delicate. Pleasant, not a particularly intense wine, but can be appreciated for its simplicity. Easy to drink and excellent with a rice salad.

Annual number of bottles: 100.000 OTHER WINES • Barduli Puglia Bianco e Rosato igt

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• Barduli Puglia Rosso igt 2007 • Primosorso Puglia Rosso igt 2008 • Rubicondo Primitivo Puglia igt 2006

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Azienda Agricola Cefalicchio

Azienda Agricola Cefalicchio is a mainly family business which uses biodynamic farming methods to obtain quality products. Fabrizio Rossi is an agronomist producing natural wines and he manages this farm, which is also dedicated to enhancement of typical Apulian country food products and of the surrounding environment . The business is concentrated at the Cefalicchio estate near Canosa which has now been in the Rossi family for over a century, and also includes the Lama Marangi estate at Minervino Murge. Nero di Troia, Montepulciano, Moscato Reale and Chardonnay are the main varieties grown in the vineyards. The headquarters of the winery are in a splendid building, and visitors may also eat here, follow courses and enjoy guided wine-tasting. 70053 Canosa di Puglia (Bt) Contrada Cefalicchio Tel. +39 0883 617601 Fax +39 0883 666238 cefalicchio@tiscali.it www.cefalicchio.it Year founded: 1871 President: Fabrizio Rossi Oenologist: Francesco de Lillo Vineyard area (hectares): 27,8 Annual number of bottles: 61.000

Totila Puglia Rosso igt 2005 Grapes: Nero di Troia 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 12,50 Intense garnet red colouring. Delicate clear echoes of vanilla, blackberry jam, caramel and resin on the nose, with hints of soot. Full-bodied and fairly intense on the palate. Good balance and a lovely spicy finish. Ready to drink and goes well with mature, mouldy and veined cheeses.

Ponte della Lama Puglia Rosato igt 2008 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 8,00 Intense coral pink hue. Fragrances of strawberry, eucalyptus, juniper and ginger on the nose. Full-bodied on the palate but not intense or balanced enough to fulfil expectations. Its good vein of acidity make this wine fresh and drinkable. It has an interesting floral finish. Excellent with tagliolini with beef tea.

Romanico Riserva Canosa Rosso doc 2005 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 8,00 Pale ruby red hue with garnet highlights. Scents on the nose recalling black cherries preserved in alcohol, cinchona, cacao and graphite. A little thin on structure, with a good mineral vein and some fine tannins on the palate. Balanced overall, with a quite persistent almond finish. Delicious with medium-ripe blue-veined cheeses.

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La Pietraia Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Canosa Rosso doc 2007 Jalal Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Puglia Rosato igt 2008

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Cantina Diomede

Cantina Diomede lies in the countryside near Canosa di Puglia, in the hear of the Diomedean Fields where, according to legend, Diomedes planted the vines he had brought with him on his return from the Trojan War . The winery was founded ten years ago by Luigi Lenoci and Sabino Masciulli, who decided to take over an old winery and set up in business. The wines made here mostly use Nero di Troia, and are the result of a blend of modern winemaking techniques and age-old methods. The entire production cycle is carefully controlled at every stage, and is based on careful respect and recovery of the local traditions, an important part of winery policy. Visitors can tour the cellars and buy directly from the winery. 70053 Canosa di Puglia (Bt) Corso Garibaldi, 254 Tel./Fax +39 0883 664871 – 664805 info@duelmvini.it - www.duelmvini.it Year founded: 2000 Owner/President: Luigi Lenoci, Sabino Masciulli Oenologist/Adviser: Antonio Mele, Luca Pugliese Vineyard area (hectares): 20 Annual number of bottles: 600.000

Canosa Rosso doc 2004 Grapes: Nero di Troia 65%, Montepulciano 35% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 5,50 Attractive ruby red colouring with orange highlights. Delicate scents of prunes, pine, cassis and liquorice on the nose. A little below par on the palate, with not very definite contrasts. Fairly full-bodied and pleasantly persistent. Delightful echoes of liquorice on the finish. Excellent to drink with game's ragù.

Lama di Mucci Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Chardonnay 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 5,00 Intense straw yellow hue with gold highlights. Fragrances recalling yellow apples, chestnut honey and linden flowers. A little thin-bodied, fairly balanced and persistent on the palate. A mature smooth wine, this is ideal with a dish based on chicken broth.

Lama di Rose Puglia Rosato igt 2008 Grapes: Bombino Nero 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 4,50 Intense coral pink colouring. Delicate scents of cherry and dog-rose on a vaguely mineral background. Has more character on the palate due to a strong flavour giving plenty of freshness. Pleasant and nicely persistent. Recommended with a dish of buckwheat orecchiette with cime di rape and anchovies.

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Piana Calise Puglia Rosso igt 2008 Lamapopoli Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Cretaro Puglia Rosato igt 2008 Lamamarangi Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Lama di Pietra Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Canusio Puglia Rosso igt 2005

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Colle Petrito

A group of young wine-growers founded the Colle Petrito winery in 2002. It lies in the countryside near Minervino Murge, an area particularly suited to the production of quality wines because the hilly slopes offer an ideal micro-climate for vines. The winery is managed by Mario Lorusso and based on expert knowledge, experience, respect for the environment and for tradition as well as technological innovation. All stages of the production cycle are carefully followed, from cultivation to p ro c e s s i n g o f t h e g ra p e s , t o maturation and bottling. Wine tourists and enthusiasts find a warm welcome, with guided tours of the buildings and wine-tasting.

70055 Minervino Murge (Bt) Via Mingoni, 13 Tel./Fax +39 0883 695912 collepetrito@libero.it www.collepetrito.it Year founded: 2002 President: Mario Lorusso Oenologist: Pasquale Pastore Vineyard area (hectares): 40 Annual number of bottles: 100.000

Iaccio della Portata Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 12,00 Ruby red colour with intense garnet highlights. Intriguing perfumes of raspberries, vanilla, Peruvian pepper and paprika with balsamic notes on the nose. Smooth on the palate, but pleasantly tannic, giving perfect balance and ensuring longevity. Good structure and a good finish recalling woodland undergrowth. Ideal with tagliatelle and cardoncelli mushrooms.

Moscato di Trani doc 2007 Grapes: Moscato Reale di Trani 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 13,00 Intense golden yellow hue. Delicate scents of coke pear, candied citrus peel, incense, lily and notes of oregano. Good intensity also on the palate, with an excellent flavour of full mature fruit; has flashes of delicious freshness, giving balance. Quite a persistent finish, with memories of cooked fruit. To serve with almond-covered dried figs.

Pinot Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Pinot Bianco 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 12,00 Brilliant straw yellow colour. Fragrances on the nose of ripe pineapple, mustard and peony. It expands on the palate with a weighty smoothness and intensity. Has a good structure, with a weak hint of acidity which slightly harms the balance. A long and slightly bitterish finish. To accompany a dish of ravioli with spinach white sauce.

OTHER WINES • Torlazzo Puglia Rosso igt • Ferula Castel del Monte Rosato doc • Perastro Puglia Bianco igt

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Tormaresca

In 1998 the Antinori family had the fortunate idea of founding Tormaresca, consisting of the Tenuta Bocca di Lupo estate in the countryside near Minervino Murge and Masseria Maimè in the Salento. There have been substantial investments from Tuscany together with a lot of hard work by the staff in Apulia. In less than a decade, the winery has become one of the most representative concerns in Apulian wine-growing, and contributes to the enhancement of the two different areas. The vineyards include local native vines and also international varieties grown to produce wines which best express the great potential of Apulian wine-growing. Wine tourists find a charming welcome in the Minervino winery building, with its unforgettable view over the surrounding vineyards. 70055 Minervino Murge (Bt) Contrada Torre d'Isola – Località Tofano Tel. +39 0883 692631 - Fax +39 0883 698315 tormaresca@tormaresca.it www.tormaresca.it Year founded: 1998 Owner: Marchesi Antinori srl Oenologist/Adviser: Renzo Cotarella, Davide Sarcinella Vineyard area (hectares): 380 Annual number of bottles: 2.000.000

Masseria Maìme Salento Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Negroamaro 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 20,00/30,00 Hypnotic impenetrable intense ruby red hue. Intoxicating scents on the nose recalling forest fruits, nutmeg, vanilla, caramelised citrus fruits, liquorice, pine and hay. Sumptuous and velvety on the palate, and perfectly balanced between elegant smooth tannins and flavour, in satisfying contrast to its robust alcohol content. Vivid and elegant ethereal aftertastes. Excellently persistent. Ideal with spicy pheasant.

Torcicoda Salento Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 15,00/20,00 Intense impenetrable ruby red colour. Delicate scents of cherries, vanilla, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, green tea and tobacco on the nose. A little less intense on the palate, with a full-bodied, enveloping structure. Satisfyingly smooth, with elegant discreet tannins, embellished on the finish with a lot of spicy and liquorice echoes. Ideal with a steak alla fiorentina.

Fichimori Salento Rosso igt 2008 Grapes: Negroamaro 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 7,00 Ruby red colouring, almost cherry pink. Intense scents of raspberry sweets on the nose, rhubarb and cherries. Purposely not very structured or intense on the palate, but balanced with some quite persistent echoes of fresh red fruits. A drinkable wine, to drink cold as well due to its low tannin content. Ideal with a pizza margherita or as an aperitif.

OTHER WINES • • • • •

Néprica Puglia Rosso igt Tormaresca Chardonnay Puglia igt Bocca di Lupo Castel del Monte doc Calafuria Salento Rosato igt Kaloro Moscato di Trani doc

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Azienda Agricola Franco di Filippo Estasi Moscato di Trani doc 2007 Grapes: Moscato Reale 100% Alcohol: 14,50% Golden yellow colour with definite amber highlights. Intense fragrances of dates, cinnamon, soft toffee, chestnut honey and notes of bay leaves. Intense on the palate as well, with a good structure and fair balance. Delicious persistent finish with alternating citrus notes and hints of quince jam. Ideal with almond biscuits.

For generations the Di Filippo family have been committed and passionate wine-growers, especially when it comes to Moscato Reale di Trani grapes. This heritage has been taken up by Franco Di Filippo, who follows tradition by producing a good Moscato doc from the grapes he grows in his own vineyards, in the Fondola and Duchessa D’Andria areas of the Trani countryside. The grapes are allowed to wither naturally on the plant until they reach the ideal concentration of sugar. During the harvest, still done by hand, only the perfect grapes are chosen to be made into wine by the cold crushing process. Visitors can tour the winery and buy the wines made here. 70059 Trani (Bt) Via Malcangi, 99 Tel. +39 0883 480872 Fax +39 0883 488763 info@moscatotrani.it www.moscatotrani.it Year founded: 1996 Owner: Franco di Filippo Oenologist: Pasquale Pastore Vineyard area (hectares): 2,25 Annual number of bottles: 15.000

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Cantine Botta Moscato di Trani Dolce Naturale doc 2006 Grapes: Moscato Reale o Bianco 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 9,00 Sparkling golden yellow colour. Fragrances of fresh almond, cyclamens and ripe damsons. Intense with a good structure, but not altogether balanced due to imperfect fusion of sweetness and flavour. Pleasant, with a long intense finish. Suggested with sweet ricotta fritters.

Cantine Botta belongs to the Angarano family and was founded in 1999 in Trani. In these last ten years, the c o m b i n a t i o n o f t ra d i t i o n a n d innovation has achieved gratifying results and recognition for a production which has gradually widened its range and improved quality. The winery mostly processes local varieties from its own vineyards, and so contributes to promoting the image of Apulian wine in Italy and abroad. Among the varieties bottled by the winery we find Moscato di Trani, also as spumante, Aleatico, Trebbiano, Sangiovese and others which are typical of the northern part of Bari Province. Visitors can take a guided tour of the winery and production plants and buy its wines here.

Turenum Puglia Rosso igt 2005 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 7,50 Garnet red colour with orange nuances. Delicate scents of red fruits on the nose, with paint, olive tree and cinchona. Full-bodied and intense on the palate, with a good balance of contrasts between well amalgamated tannins and an alcohol content which is not over-bearing. Fairly persistent on the slightly bitter finish. A good accompaniment to lamb cutlets au gratin.

70059 Trani (Bt) SS 16 km 755+510 Tel./Fax +39 0883 491116 info@cantinebotta.it www.cantinebotta.it Year founded: 1999 Owner: Famiglia Angarano Oenologist: Carlo Valente Vineyard area (hectares): 25 Annual number of bottles: 300.000 OTHER WINES • Castel del Monte Rosso, Rosato e

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Villa Schinosa

Azienda Agricola Villa Schinosa just outside Trani has its headquarters in a beautiful farmstead surrounded by vineyards. It is made of local stone, like the antique cellar dating back to the late 1800s where the wines are stored in oak casks. This winery is a substantial business and belongs to the Capece Minutolo family who have been making quality wines for over a hundred years from local varieties like Moscato and Nero di Troia, grown alongside other typical southern Italian varieties with a strong personality, as well as international varieties. The winery offers guided tours of the cellar and vineyards, wine-tasting and a shop where visitors can buy its products. 70059 Trani (Bt) SP Trani Corato, 178 Tel. +39 0883 580612 Fax +39 0883 880309 info@villaschinosa.it www.villaschinosa.it Year founded: 1884 Owner: Ferdinando Capece Minutolo Oenologist: Cristoforo Pastore

Villa Schinosa Puglia Rosso igt 2006 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 12,00 Ruby red hue with soft amaranthine highlights. Fragrances on the nose of black cherry jam, peppers and paint, with some hints of brackishness. Intense on the palate and full-bodied, with a fairly good balance of contrasts. The rather unusual brackish vegetal note returns on the finish. This wine goes well with a meat pizza rustica.

Villa Schinosa Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Fiano di Avellino 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 9,00 A splendid straw yellow hue with gold flashes. Satisfying on the nose, recalling rosemary, orange blossom, beeswax and camomile. Delicate on the palate, with a light structure but excellently balanced. Many delightful echoes of citrus fruits on the averagely persistent finish. Good with tubettini ai ricci.

Villa Schinosa Roselavì Puglia Rosato igt 2008 Grapes: Bombino Nero 100% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 8,00 Pink onion skin colour. Delicate hints of violets, petunia and red mulberry on the nose. Quite balanced on the palate, with delightful not-too-intense contrasts. Its body is a little elusive, but its persistence is good, and the fruity finish is satisfying. Ideal with a stewed tuna steak.

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Angiuli Donato Verdeca Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Verdeca 85%, Fiano Minutolo 5%, Mareggio 5%, Bianco d'Alessano 5% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 6,00 Intense yellow colouring with sharp greenish-gold highlights. Fragrances of apricot and almond with some hints of hydrocarbons. A very good balance of flavour and alcohol content. Medium-bodied and averagely persistent, with a slightly bitterish finish. Suggested with purée of fava beans.

The Angiuli family has been working the land for three generations, always with a special interest in winegrowing. The winery was founded in 1880, and it was decided then to use only Primitivo grapes, from vines grown only in the traditional Apulian way as bushes; this limits their yield and favours grape quality. Vito and Giuseppe now work alongside their father Donato in the daily task of enhancing the local vines, well adapted to the soils of the Vale of Bari and its particular microclimate. The winery offers guided tours and sells its products to visitors.

Primitivo Dolce Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Primitivo 95%, Aleatico 5% Alcohol: 14,50% Total alcohol 19,00% Cost: euro 25,00 Garnet red hue still with ruby highlights. Intense fragrant echoes of black cherry and strawberry jams, cloves, sultanas, cacao and tobacco. A sumptuous structure exalts the palate. Delicate tannins contrast well with the abundant smoothness. Nicely persistent spicy finish. To accompany dried fruit or for contemplation.

70010 Adelfia (Ba) Via Principe Umberto, 27 Tel./Fax +39 080 4597130 angiulivinicola@libero.it Year founded: 1892 Owner: Donato Angiuli Oenologist: Tommaso Pinto

Vineyard area (hectares): n.d. Annual number of bottles: 40.000 OTHER WINES • Maccone Vino da Tavola Puglia Rosso

• Maccone Primitivo Gioia del Colle doc

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Agricole Pietraventosa

Agricole Pietraventosa was established in 2005 with the precise aim of restoring Primitivo di Gioia del Colle to its rightful place in the vast panorama of Italian wines. Tenaciously, and with help from her oenologist friend Oronzo Alò, Marianna Annio manages this winery which transforms grapes from its own vineyards and rented land in the countryside near Gioia del Colle. Some of the land used is now being converted to organic farming. The winery uses very advanced equipment in harmony with careful respect for the antique traditions of wine-making, giving the wines a strong and decisive character which is typical of this territory. Visitors can tour the winery by appointment. 70131 Bari Via Rocco Di Cillo, 18 Tel./Fax +39 080 5034436 info@pietraventosa.it www.pietraventosa.it Year founded: 2005 Owner: Marianna Annio Oenologist: Oronzo Alò Vineyard area (hectares): 5,4 Annual number of bottles: 10.000

Ossimoro Murgia Rosso igt 2005 Grapes: Primitivo 75%, Aglianico 25% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 13,00 Garnet red hue with soft orange highlights. A little closed and timid on the nose, with recognisable scents of hay and cherries preserved in alcohol on a spicy background. Definitely better on the palate, with surprisingly good intensity and structure. Fairly balanced and averagely persistent. Ideal to serve with wild chicory and meatballs.

Allegoria Primitivo di Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 8,00 Medium intensity garnet red colouring. Dense fragrances recalling bilberries, capers and butter on the nose, with hints of marzipan. A good character and fairly good balance on the palate. Structure is a little fragile, but is fairly persistent. Good with spaghetti, tuna and capers.

Riserva Primitivo di Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 15% Cost: euro 20,00 Ruby red colouring with garnet nuances. Fragrances of cherry, olive leaves, green tea, sage and Peruvian pepper, with balsamic notes. Round on the palate, intense and wellbalanced. Good structure, and a long fresh finish with a lot of fruit and spices. Suggested to accompany bocconcini di vitello al fornello in salsa d'uva.

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Cantina Sociale Luca Gentile Grava Primitivo di Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14,50% Cost: euro 7,00 Rich ruby red hue. Intense scents of chestnuts and butter on a fruity background. Not perfectly balanced on the palate because of the high alcohol content, not fully contrasted by the acidula. Fullbodied and intense, and recommended with orecchiette with pork's ragù.

Cantina Sociale Luca Gentile was founded in 1960 on the Bari Murgia and now has about 500 memberproducers who mostly cultivate Primitivo, a variety typical of the vineyards in the hilly areas near Cassano delle Murge and the surrounding towns. Modern winemaking techniques at controlled temperatures and a new bottling plant make this cooperative an important concern. The business is now under the management of Vincenzo Gentile, and as always the aim is to enhance the territory and its local grape varieties, mainly grown here using the traditional bush or trellis methods and still harvested by hand. Visitors can buy wines directly from the winery and take a guided tour of the cellars. 70020 Cassano delle Murge (Ba) Via Grumo,1 Tel./Fax +39 080 763294 info@cantinagentile.it www.cantinagentile.it Year founded: 1960 President: Vincenzo Gentile Oenologist: Tommaso Pinto Vineyard area (hectares): 450 Annual number of bottles: 80.000

Pozzo Conetto Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Sangiovese 80%, Montepulciano 20% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 5,00 Ruby red hue with evident garnet lights. Fragrances of coffee, vanilla, peppers and black mulberry jam. Good intensity on the palate, expressing a fairly full body and good balance. Average persistence. A lot of vegetal echoes coming together on the finish suggest serving with a vegetable soup.

Vrazzuolo Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Chardonnay 40%, Pinot 40%, Malvasia 20% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 5,00 A pale straw yellow colour with slightly greenish highlights leads the way to a wide and intense range of scents on the nose: pineapple, cut grass, cyclamen and rocket. On the palate there is a delicate counterbalance between smoothness and acidity which makes the wine pleasantly balanced. Fairly full-bodied and intense. Exciting almond finish, although not very long. Recommended with raw allievi and peeled shrimps.

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Azienda Agricola Tarantini

Azienda Tarantini has been involved for generations in farming, and lies inside the Alta Murgia National Park, near Corato. Its position on hills and the excellent composition of its soils favour wine-growing, and the owner Andrea Tarantini is helped in his work by technicians and experts. The agricultural methods used here are integrated and eco-sustainable, and the predominant varieties are local: Nero di Troia, Bombino Nero and Aglianico. These grapes are expertly processed and used to produce the range of wines which takes its name from the Petrigama district where the vineyards are located. The farm has also been producing extra virgin olive oils, almonds, cherries and durum wheat for over a hundred years. 70033 Corato (Ba) Via Rosmini, 7 Tel. +39 080 8722876 – +39 349 8787887 info@aziendatarantini.it www.aziendatarantini.it Year founded: 1997 Owner: Andrea Tarantini Oenologist Luigi Cantatore Vineyard area (hectares): 8 Annual number of bottles: 60.000

Petrigama Nero di Troia Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 8,00 Ruby red colouring with garnet highlights. Delicate scents of blackberry jam on the nose, black pepper and vanilla. Medium structure on the palate, slightly biased towards roughness due to some quite lively tannins. Fairly intense, with a finish which is pleasant but not very long. Recommended with a pork chop all'arancia.

Petrigama Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Aglianico 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 8,00 Garnet red hue. Delicate scents of cherries, peppers, vanilla and nutmeg. Intense and full-bodied on the palate. Tannins are strong and evident, giving this wine a certain character. Good finish with delicate flower perfumes. Suggested to accompany marro and onions.

Petrigama Puglia Rosato igt 2008 Grapes: Bombino Nero 100% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 7,00 Brilliant cerasuolo pink colouring with ruby highlights. Expressive and at the same time delicate scents recall pink grapefruit, strawberry and acacia with citrus notes. Intense and fairly full-bodied on the palate, with delightfully fresh notes alternating with a lot of floral echoes. Persistent and perfect with tubettini al sugo di polpo.

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Cantine Carpentiere

The winery of brothers Enzo and Luigi Carpentiere lies in the Alta Murgia Park, and represents a perfect combination of past and future. The typical local varieties, Nero di Troia, Bombino Nero and Aglianico are grown with care and transformed into wine in the modern plant which stands next to antique buildings once used by drovers, with their perfectly preserved sheep pens. Wine tourists and enthusiasts will be able to discover this past with a visit to the picturesque cellars and large wine-tasting room - with its view of Federico II’s Castel del Monte - where they can appreciate the winery’s excellent wines.

70033 Corato (Ba) Contrada Bagnoli Tel. +39 0883 341101 Fax +39 0883 341118 info@cantinecarpentiere.it www.cantinecarpentiere.it Year founded: 1997 Owner: Luigi e Vincenzo Carpentiere Oenologist: Franco Pastore Vineyard area (hectares): 18 Annual number of bottles: 50.000

Armentario Castel del Monte Rosso Riserva doc 2005 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 14% - Cost: / Garnet colouring, with softly orange highlights. Delicate tertiary scents on the nose recall tobacco, paint, cacao, fruit jam and nutmeg. Settles a little on the palate, and the balance swings decisively towards smoothness. M e d i u m - s t r u c t u re d a n d a q u i te persistent finish with delicious echoes of cinchona and tobacco. Ideal to accompany a tortino di lampascioni.

Prima Luce Castel del Monte Rosato doc 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: 8,00 Salmon pink colour with coral highlights. Delicate scents of wild strawberries and musk on a floral background. Not very lively on the palate, with acidity a little below par. Quite balanced altogether with a medium structure. Pleasant echoes of forest fruits really embellish the fleeting finish. Suggested with fried agostinelle.

Come d'Incanto Vino da Tavola Bianco 2008 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: 8,00 Intense and consistent straw yellow colouring. Floral and fruity scents on the nose, not very definite. Not very intense on the palate, slightly sweet and with a strong pseudowarm sensation. Quite balanced and with average persistence. Alcoholic and suitable to accompany a burrata cheese from Andria.

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Santa Lucia

The first records which bear witness to the existence of Azienda Santa Lucia date back to 1628. This is a family business, run by Roberto Perrone Capano, which makes wines using just one variety. His aim is to ennoble local varieties like Nero di Troia, with its appreciated polyphenols and tannins, “tamed” by using production methods which combine elegance and structure. This is the philosophy of a craftsman, and is also applied to the other varieties: Bombino Nero, Negroamaro, Aleatico, Fiano and Chardonnay, all from the winery’s own vineyards. Wine tourists find a warm welcome in the stone-built house dating back to the 1800s and surrounded by vineyards. 70033 Corato (Ba) SC San Vittore, 1 Tel. +39 081 7642888 Fax +39 081 7643760 info@vinisantalucia.com www.vinisantalucia.com Year founded: 1822 Owner: Roberto Perrone Capano Oenologist: Luigi Cantatore Vineyard area (hectares): 10 Annual number of bottles: 70.000

0,618 Castel del Monte Riserva Rosso doc 2000 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 50,00/60,00 Pale but luminous garnet red hue. Definite scents of cherries preserved in alcohol on the nose, with memories of b l a c kc u r ra n t j a m , c a c a o , m a c e , eucalyptus, withered roses, goudron and musk. Excellently balanced on the palate, not at all affected by a splendid aging process. Fantastic structure, and excellently persistent. It demands another taste. Perfect with mature and herb cheeses.

Vigna del Melograno Castel del Monte Rosso doc 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 10,00/12,00 Ruby red hue with soft purplish highlights. Scents of cherry jam on the nose, with dried flowers and vanilla. Balanced and fairly full-bodied on the palate, definite tannins combine very pleasantly with smoothness. A delightful fruity vanilla finish. Recommended with a spicy soppressata.

Gazza Nera Negroamaro Puglia Rosso igt 2008 Grapes: Negroamaro 90%, Nero di Troia 10% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 9,00 Ruby red hue with intense purplish highlights. An explosion of red fruits on the nose, followed by vanilla and liquorice. This is a wine with character, its tannins are elegant and still a little lively on the palate. Good structure and finish, with echoes of cherry. Excellent corresponding aroma and taste. Goes well with medium-mature cheeses.

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Terra Maiorum Coop. Lavorazione Prodotti Agricoli

Terra Maiorum is in a lovely building in stone and volcanic rock dating back to 1875, still with its original tiled roof and wooden fitments, and is one of the last surviving examples still in use of the typical rural architecture of its time. This cooperative now counts 1200 members, under the management of Tommaso Loiodice, and for over fifty years has been growing the generous vines of the Corato countryside, on the hilly slopes dominated by Castel del Monte. Special preference is given to the local varieties like Nero di Troia, Bombino Nero, Pampanuto, Bombino Bianco and Malvasia. Visitors can take part in guided tasting and tours of the winery, which also produces an excellent extra virgin olive oil. 70033 Corato (Ba) Via Castel del Monte, 184 Tel. +39 080 8721024 Fax +39 080 8728105 info@terramaiorum.it www.terramaiorum.it Year founded: 1954 President: Tommaso Loiodice Oenologist: Luigi Cantatore Vineyard area (hectares): 336 Annual number of bottles: 60.000

Maiestatis Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 8,00 Ruby red colouring with amaranthine nuances. Fills the nose with fine intense scents of blackberries, withered violets, vanilla and nutmeg, and some balsamic notes. Does not fulfil these expectations on the palate; it is thin and not quite balanced because of tannic astringency. A fleeting finish. Good with a roast chicken.

Boschigni Castel del Monte Rosato doc 2008 Grapes: Bombino Nero 100% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 5,00 Intense cherry pink colour. Fragrant scents of strawberry jam on the nose, lavender and geranium. A little less intense on the palate, but is blanced and persistent. Not too robust, with a delicate structure and a definite vein of acidity. The fruity finish is surprising. Very good with swordfish carpaccio.

L'Orazio Aglianico Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Aglianico 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 5,00 Ruby red colour with garnet highlights. Delicate simple scents of red fruits and butter on the nose. Average smoothness and quite balanced on the palate. Not much structure, develops a pleasant echo of fruit, although very briefly. Delightful bitterish finish. With spaghetti alle cozze in tomato sauce.

OTHER WINES • San Magno Castel del Monte Rosso doc • Chardonnay Puglia igt • Chiuso Nuovo Castel del Monte Bianco

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Terranostra

The name of this winery, Terranostra, conveys the aim of enhancing the wine-growing heritage of its territory by combining tradition and technological innovation. T h e b u s i n e s s i s m a n a g e d by Francesco Belviso and Aldo Mazzilli, and uses the grapes from its own vineyards, situated in two distinct areas at the foot of Castel del Monte. Production exalts the local varieties like Nero di Troia and Bombino Nero which here are still harvested by hand. In the winery, the grapes are turned into wine and matured separately, then used either alone or blended. Wine tourists are welcome for guided tours and wine-tasting, and can also buy wines directly from the winery.

70033 Corato (Ba) Via Castel del Monte, 190 Tel. +39 080 8722572 - Fax +39 080 3580090 info@terranostra-corato.it www.terranostra-corato.it Year founded: 2000 Owner/President: Francesco Belviso, Aldo Mazzilli Oenologist: Luigi Cantatore Vineyard area (hectares): 15 Annual number of bottles: 100.000

Piano Mangeri Castel del Monte Rosso doc 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 7,50 Intense ruby red colour. Fragrances recalling bilberries, vanilla and carnation cloves on the nose, with hints of leather. Intense and full-bodied on the palate, the balance leans slightly towards tartness. Very pleasant spicy finish, although not very long. Good with roast lamb and cardoncelli mushrooms.

Piano Mangeri Castel del Monte Rosso doc 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 50%, Montepulciano 40%, Aglianico 10% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 12,00 Intense ruby red hue with only just purplish highlights. Intense scents of black cherries, ink, cumin and incense on the nose. Full-bodied and intense on the palate. Has a good tartness, giving freshness and longevity. Fairly good flavour and persistent. Suggested with a grilled Podolica beef chop.

Piano Mangeri Castel del Monte doc Bianco 2008 Grapes: Bombino Bianco 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 6,00 Straw yellow colour with greenish highlights. Elegant and intense on the nose: scents of pineapple, orange blossom, peach blossom, sage and basil on the nose. Light on the palate and not very structured, but pleasant and drinkable. Excellently balanced and very fresh. Elegant floral finish average persistence. A delicate wine to accompany raw fish or with a steamed cod fillet.

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Torrevento

Azienda Vinicola Torrevento was founded by the Liantonio family in 1920, and is situated on the sunny Murgia in an 18th century monastery. This imposing stone building stands above the rock-hewn cellars which provide the ideal conditions for maturing wines. Francesco Liantonio has combined technological innovation with Apulian wine-making traditions and this has made it possible to exploit the potential of the territory’s natural qualities and to produce excellent wines from the main local varieties including Nero di Troia, Aglianico, Bombino Bianco and Nero, Moscato Reale, Malvasia and Negroamaro. Where there was once an animal shed, there is now a splendid wine-tasting room to welcome enthusiasts and wine tourists. 70033 Corato (Ba) SP 234 km 10+600 Tel. +39 080 8980923 – +39 080 8980929 Fax +39 080 8980944 info@torrevento.it - www.torrevento.it Year founded: 1989 President: Francesco Liantonio Oenologist/Adviser: Massimo Di Bari, Pasquale Carparelli Vineyard area (hectares): 200+200 rented Annual number of bottles: 1.500.000

Vigna Pedale Castel del Monte Riserva Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 12,00 Not very intense ruby red colour, but brilliant. Inviting elegant scents on the nose of rhubarb, blackcurrants, olive leaves, dried flowers and cut hay. Balanced on the palate between gallotannins and alcoholic smoothness. Medium-structured, with a pleasantly long and intense finish with echoes of blackcurrant and hay. Recommended to accompany peppers stuffed with meat.

Torre del Falco Murgia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 10,00 Brilliant garnet red hue. The first scents are red mulberry, followed by memories of withered violets, coriander, musk and woodland plants. It floods the palate with its excellent structure and good balance. Intense spicy echoes on the finish, not too long. A good accompaniment to a boned roast rabbit.

Matervitae Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Falanghina 100% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 8,00 Straw yellow colouring with bright gold nuances. Intense hints of pear on the nose, with vanilla and acacia. Good intensity on the palate, quite balanced and has a pleasant taste with plenty of freshness. Thin-bodied, but persistent. Suggested with a courgette omelette.

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Fatalone Az. Agr. Pasquale Petrera

Azienda Agricola Petrera Pasquale is situated on Spinomarino, the highest, airiest and sunniest hill in the Gaudella district of Gioia del Colle. There has been a tradition of winemaking here since the end of the 18th century, passed down generation after generation, and this family business is now under the management of Pasquale Petrera and Rosa Orfino. Their vineyards all lie around the Masseria Fatalone, the head office, and are cultivated using organic methods as part of a life style. In 1987 the winery was the first to transform and bottle Primitivo di Gioia del Colle doc unblended, and has now extended wine production to Greco, another noble local variety. It is possible to visit the winery and buy its wines. 70023 Gioia del Colle (Ba) Vicinale Spiromarino, 291 c.p. 144 Tel./Fax +39 080 3448037 info@fatalone.it www.fatalone.it Year founded: 1987 Owner: Rosa Orfino Oenologist/Adviser: Carmine Arena, Martino Annese Vineyard area (hectares): 8,5 Annual number of bottles: 45.000

Fatalone Primitivo di Gioia del Colle Riserva Rosso doc 2004 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 15% Cost: euro 16,00 Garnet red hue with orange nuances. Scents on the nose of cherries preserved in alcohol, toasted almonds, cacao and porcini mushrooms. A good character on the palate, still with some lively tannins which contrast well with its high alcohol content . Medium-bodied, with a liquorice finish which is not very long. Very good with tagliolini and meatballs in tomato sauce.

Fatalone Primitivo di Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2005 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 15% Cost: euro 9,50 Garnet red colouring with orange highlights. Fragrances recalling leather and cut hay on a vaguely fruity background. A good structure on the palate, with fairly good persistence. Not completely balanced, and develops contrasts which are not well-defined. It has a weighty predominant alcohol content and is ideal with a broth of mixed meats.

Fatalone Teres Primitivo Puglia igt 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 9,00 Garnet red colouring with soft orange highlights. Slightly confused scents of fruits preserved in alcohol and hydrocarbons on the nose. Smooth, warm and medium-structured on the palate. The balance leans a little towards smoothness, and it is not very persistent. To serve with roast head of lamb.

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Polvanera Società Agricola Polvanera 17 Primitivo Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 16% Cost: euro 18,00 Good intense ruby red hue with garnet nuances. Developed fragrances on the nose recalling leather, tobacco, cacao, toasted almonds and fruit jam. Quiet on the palate at first, then expansive with good intensity and structure. Balance between acidity and alcohol is not fully achieved. Good with donkey's straccetti.

In the past, 80% of the Marchesana district in the countryside near Gioia del Colle used to be covered in Primitivo vineyards. This eminently suitable area for wine-growing is now home to the Società Agricola Polvanera, which grows organic grapes. Since 2008 all wines from this winery have had “Bio” certification. This winery is young and dynamic like its founders, and is dedicated to growing local varieties like Primitivo, Aleatico, Aglianico, Moscato, Fiano Minutolo and Falanghina, which are then made into wine. The beautiful old farmstead where the winery has its cellars provides a warm welcome to wine tourists and enthusiasts who can visit the structure and taste the wide range of wines, including a line of classically-produced spumante. 70023 Gioia del Colle (Ba) Strada Vicinale Lamie Marchesana, 601 Tel. +39 080 758900 - Fax +39 080 761805 polvanera@libero.it www.cantinepolvanera.com Year founded: 2003 Owner/President: Filippo Cassano, Angelo Antonio Tafuri Oenologist: Filippo Cassano Vineyard area (hectares): 30 Annual number of bottles: 200.000

Polvanera 16 Primitivo Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 16% Cost: euro 15,00 Ruby red colouring with prominent garnet highlights. Definite pleasant scents of marzipan on the nose, with forest fruit jam, cloves, withered flowers and hints of brackishness. Excellent corresponding flavours on the palate, with the same intensity and clarity of sensations as the aroma. Splendidly full-bodied and excellently persistent. Approaches excellence. Perfect with beef stewed in Primitivo.

Auva Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Fiano Minutolo 100% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 8,00 Pale straw yellow with greenish highlights. Intense scents of millet, aniseed, wild fennel and exotic fruits. It lives up to its expectations on the palate, and is fresh and velvety, intense and persistent with a lot of corresponding echoes of wild fennel and slightly unripe exotic fruits. This wine has character and is ideal to drink with orecchiette and sea's cicale fish.

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Syrma Moscato Puglia igt Auriga Puglia Bianco igt Zania Primitivo Puglia Rosso igt Vindemiatrix Spumante Rosé Metodo Classico • Heze Aleatico dolce naturale doc

• Zavijava Aleatico Puglia Rosato igt

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Botromagno Vigneti e Cantine

In 1991 the local cooperative winery merged with the D’Agostino family and produced the Cantine Botromagno. The winery inherited one of the oldest and best known Apulian doc wines, Gravina, of which it is the exclusive producer. Brothers Beniamino and Alberto D’Agostino aim to achieve the highest standards of quality with their wines by exploiting the optimal microclimate of the Murgia. There have been considerable investments in technology and a modern eco-friendly cellar was built in 2005, giving a positive contribution to the whole range of wines which also includes reds made from local varieties like Aglianico and Primitivo. Visitors will enjoy seeing the wine cellars and tasting the wines made here. 70024 Gravina in Puglia (Ba) Via Archimede, 20/22/24 Tel. +39 080 3265865 - Fax +39 080 3269026 info@botromagno.it www.botromagno.it Year founded: 1991 Owner/President: Famiglia D'Agostino, Beniamino D'Agostino Oenologist: Alberto Antonini Vineyard area (hectares): 90 Annual number of bottles: 400.000

Poggio al Bosco Gravina Bianco doc 2008 Grapes: Greco 60%, Malvasia 40% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 15,00 Pale straw yellow colouring. A wide range of elegant scents on the nose: pineapple, jasmine, marjoram and fennel, with notes of white musk and flint. It loses the exciting aromatic notes on the palate, but can be appreciated for its balance and fairly good structure. Not very persistent, it should be matched with a cabbage and potato soup.

Primitivo Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 10,00 Ruby red colouring with garnet nuances. Intense perfumes of cherry jam on the nose, cacao and nutmeg. Smooth on the palate, but backed up by a good level of tartness making the balance almost excellent. Medium structure, with a finish which is vaguely spicy but not very long. Ideal with pennette all'arrabbiata.

Rosé di Lulù Murgia Rosato igt 2008 Grapes: Montepulciano 60%, Nero di Troia 40% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 14,00 Cerasuolo pink hue almost brilliant ruby. M a ny i n t e n s e s c e n t s o f t u l i p s , raspberries, rhubarb sweets, ginger and basil on the nose. It remains intense on the palate, with a delightful smoothness and spicy echoes. Satisfyingly persistent. Recommended with fusilli with fiori di zucca and prawns.

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Silvium Murgia Rosato igt 2008 5 Uve Bianche Murgia Bianco igt 2008 5 Uve Rosse Murgia Rosso igt 2007 Gravisano Passito Bianco Murgia igt 2005 • Gravina Bianco doc 2008

• Greco Murgia Bianco igt 2008 • Aggregante Murgia Rosso igt 2008

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Colli della Murgia Erbaceo Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Fiano Minutolo 50%, Greco 50% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 8,00 Pale consistent straw yellow hue. Intense on the nose, with scents recalling wild flowers, olive leaves, litchis, linden flowers and unripe almonds. Quite intense, has a fairly good structure and balance. Not very persistent, has a good correspondence of aroma and taste. The citrus fruit finish is very pleasant. To accompany a sea food risotto.

The partnership of Francesco Ventricelli and Francesco Dibenedetto led to the foundation of Colli della Murgia in 1986, in a farmstead near Castellaneta. From the first trials in organic agriculture they have promoted an eco-friendly style of wine-growing, and brought the certified quality of their own grapes to the attention of the market. In 2000 there was an important development in the shape of a move to Gravina in Puglia and the construction of a new winery building in stone and volcanic rock. A visit here is particularly interesting because the building has three storeys: a winemaking floor, a floor where wines mature in precious oak barrels, and a floor for wine-tasting where visitors can also enjoy the lovely view. 70024 Gravina in Puglia (Ba) Contrada Zingariello Tel./Fax +39 080 3261271 info@collidellamurgia.it www.collidellamurgia.it Year founded: 1986 Owner: Francesco Ventricelli, Francesco Dibenedetto Vineyard area (hectares): 22 Annual number of bottles: 170.000

Selvato Puglia Rosso igt 2006 Grapes: Aglianico 50%, Primitivo 50% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 8,00 Ruby red colour with garnet nuances. Delicate scents of blackcurrant on the nose, with cacao, oregano and menthol. Decisive on the palate, with prominent lively tannins on a pleasant citron background. Full-bodied with a fairly persistent finish. Ideal to serve with stewed tripe.

Tufjano Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Fiano Minutolo 100% Alcohol: 12,50% Cost: euro 9,00 Brilliant with a straw yellow aura and greenish-gold nuances. This floods the senses with grapefruit scents, tomato leaves, sage, elderflower, may blossom and flint. Also weighty on the palate with its strong structure, but also delicate and elegant, and perfectly balanced. Abundant mineral and floral echoes linger for a long time. This invites another taste. Excellent with raw scampi on ice.

OTHER WINES • Mazzaro Puglia Rosso igt • Galetto Spumante Rosé Dry

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Barsento Il Paturno Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Primitivo 80%, Montepulciano 20% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 12,00 Intense consistent impenetrable ruby red hue. A lot of majestic scents of plums, black cumin, ink, coffee, rosemary and vanilla. Very balanced with elegant tannins and persistent echoes of cloves and red fruits. Has a generous structure which suggests serving with roast kid and lampascioni.

Barsento was founded in the late 1970s in the heart of the southern Murgia, on the borders between the provinces of Bari, Taranto and Brindisi. After lengthy renovation work of the buildings, production started up again with the 2000 grape harvest. Moderate use is made here of barriques, vines are grown using a mixture of bushes and trellises, harvesting is done by hand, and the yield per hectare is quite low. All of this means that the original characteristics of the local Apulian varieties are exalted. The winery is managed by Pietro Colucci, and visitors will find plenty of interest, including the two large rooms used for aging and maturation, both cut into the limestone bedrock, where the wines rest in ideal conditions. 70015 Noci (Ba) Contrada San Giacomo nc Tel. +39 080 4979657 Fax +39 080 4976126 info@cantinebarsento.it www.cantinebarsento.it Year founded: 1980 Owner: Pietro Colucci Oenologist: Leonardo Palumbo Vineyard area (hectares): 50 Annual number of bottles: 90.000

Casaboli Puglia Rosso igt 2004 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 14,00 Consistent garnet red hue. Intense aromas of cherries preserved in alcohol on the nose, with musk, butter, mushrooms and cinnamon on a brackish background. Intense on the palate, with a lot of texture showing an excellent structure and balance. Pleasantly tannic giving a cleanness to the finish. Good with lamb a cutturiddu.

Magilda Puglia Rosato igt 2008 Grapes: Malvasia Nera 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 9,00 Intense cerasuolo pink hue, almost ruby. The first fragrances on the nose are reminiscent of forest fruits; then come touches of geranium and rhubarb. A good structure and intense contrasts of flavour and alcohol content ensure balance. The finish is not very long, but offers correspondingly delicate fruity and slightly spicy echoes. Suggested to accompany a sea-bass with tomato sauce.

OTHER WINES • Zinì Puglia Rosato igt • Malicchia Mapicchia Primitivo Dolce

Puglia igt

• Epillio Puglia Bianco igt

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Azienda Agricola Mazzone Immensus Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Malvasia Bianca 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 4,80 Straw yellow colouring with definite amber highlights. A little shy on the nose, with floral scents and unripe pineapple. Definitely better on the palate, with a good balance and intensity. Thin-bodied, with an average persistence. Suited to accompany a dish of fennel au gratin.

Mazzone was founded in 1973, in keeping with the farming tradition which the Mazzone family has been involved in for generations. Domenico is an agricultural expert and with his sons’ help he aims to enhance the grapes, olives and fruit he grows on his land near Ruvo di Puglia. Wine-making started in 2002, using only homegrown grapes and controlling the entire process from pruning to bottling. The winery grows local va r i e t i e s l i ke N e ro d i Tro i a , Negroamaro, Fiano, Bombino Bianco, Malvasia Bianca and Greco, and also other varieties less linked to the territory like Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Cabernet Sauvignon. Visitors can tour the winery buildings and buy wines direct from the producer here. 70037 Ruvo di Puglia (Ba) SP 22 Ruvo-Palombaio 460/a Tel. +39 348 2591858 info@aziendamazzone.it www.aziendamazzone.it Year founded: 1974 Owner: Domenico Mazzone Oenologist: Francesco Mazzone Vineyard area (hectares): 7 Annual number of bottles: 30.000

Rovi Puglia Rosso igt 2008 Grapes: Montepulciano 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 5,00 Ruby red colour with intense purplish highlights. Fragrant scents of forest fruits, rhubarb sweets and aniseed. On the palate it is immediately obvious that this wine is ready to drink but has great potential for aging, due to its weighty elegant acidity and good structure. A vegetal finish of average persistence. Ideal with peperonata.

Capocasale Murgia Rosso igt 2008 Grapes: Nero di Troia 85%, Negroamaro 15% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 5,00 Brilliant ruby red colouring. Simple fragrances on the nose recalling blackberries, cherries and withered violets. Not very intense on the palate, but fairly balanced. Body a little below par. Fairly fresh and therefore easy to drink. A wine for every occasion, to go with delicate and undemanding foods.

OTHER WINES • Surliè Puglia Bianco igt • Barrique Sangiovese Puglia Rosso igt

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Crifo Soc. Agricola Augustale Murgia Rosso igt 2006 Grapes: Nero di Troia 100% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 9,00 Garnet red colour with orange highlights. Developed scents on the nose, with memories of woodland undergrowth, bilberry jam and carnation cloves. Quite balanced on the palate, but lacks a little in freshness. Smooth, full-bodied and quite warm. Recommended with medium-mature cheeses.

Crifo has been committed to the production of noble wines for over fifty years now, and the brand represents about 1500 growers who make up the cooperative guided by Biagio Stragapede. The vineyards are just outside Ruvo di Puglia, and the grapes are processed fully respecting an age-old tradition. Quality is always very high, because the vineyards are in an excellent position and because grapes are carefully tended as they grow. Wine enthusiasts and wine tourists will find a warm and professional welcome here, where they can taste the wines produced and also visit the impressive modern buildings of the winery.

70037 Ruvo di Puglia (Ba) Via Madonna delle Grazie, 8/a Tel. +39 080 3601611 Fax +39 080 3614281 info@cantinacrifo.it www.cantinacrifo.it Year founded: 1960 President: Biagio Stragapede Oenologist: Vito Sante Lovino

Due Carri Castel del Monte Rosato doc 2008 Grapes: Bombino Nero 100% Alcohol: 11,50% Cost: euro 4,00 Intense pink colouring, almost ruby. Fragrant scents suggesting peach flowers, pink grapefruit and notes of cumin on the nose. Quite intense on the palate, bearing witness to a good structure and fairly good balance. Has a delicate apricot finish. Not very persistent, but has a good note of citron. Ideal with a salad of vegetables and pink grapefruit.

Le Matine Murgia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Pampanuto 80%, Bombino Bianco 20% Alcohol: 13% Cost: euro 8,00 Pale straw yellow colouring with soft greenish highlights. A fine delicate nose with fragrances of green apple, may blossom and some citrus notes. Mediumtextured on the palate, fairly balanced and nicely fresh. Not particularly persistent, it should be appreciated for its simplicity. With very fresh cheeses.

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Cantine del Colle Falco Grillaio Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2005 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 9,50 Consistent garnet red colour. Mostly tertiary scents on the nose, a little confused. Better on the palate, fullbodied and fairly balanced. Rounded and enveloping, with average persistence and some grassy echoes. Suggested with mixed kebabs.

Almost fifty years ago the cooperative winery of Santeramo in Colle was founded for the local producers and those in the neighbouring townships. Over the years this initial idea of a group of wine growers has become a big business, now managed by Vito Giampetruzzi. Cantine del Colle has updated and made technological improvements, and so transformed what was mass production into a range of quality wines, without moving away from the close bond with typical local varieties like Primitivo, Aglianico and Moscato. Other varieties used here are Sangiovese, Cabernet and Sauvignon, all made into wine in the modern building which houses the production plants. Visitors can tour the winery and buy its wines. 70029 Santeramo in Colle (Ba) Via Gioia zona PIP lotto L Tel. +39 080 3036138 - Fax +39 080 3030259 info@cantinedelcolle.it; cparadiso@cantinedelcolle.it www.cantinedelcolle.it Year founded: 1961 President: Vito Giampetruzzi Oenologist: Mario Capuzzimati Vineyard area (hectares): 1500 Annual number of bottles: 500.000

Don Antonio Labarile Primitivo Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2003 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 14,00 Garnet red hue with orange highlights. Tertiary aromas on the nose recall cacao, tobacco and ground cloves on a background of bilberry jam. A fairly good structure and acidity on the palate, with quite lively tannins. Quite balanced, with a delicious – but not very long – spicy finish. Perfect with pork sausages in tomato sauce.

Lamaviola Moscato Puglia igt 2007 Lamaviola Moscato Puglia igt 2007 Grapes: Moscato 100% Alcohol: 14,50% Cost: euro 15,00 Golden yellow colouring with soft amber highlights. Intense scents echoing ripe yellow melon, caramel, toasted almonds, may blossom and elderflower notes. The same intensity on the palate, with fresh butter, a good structure and balance. The finish is quite persistent with some delightful balsamic notes. Recommended with castagnelle baresi.

OTHER WINES • • • •

Pagliarone Primitivo dolce Puglia igt Santerm Gioia del Colle Rosato doc Tufaceo Puglia Bianco igt Terre Rosse Primitivo Gioia del Colle doc • Terre Japigie Aglianico Puglia igt 2004

• Terre del Tufo Puglia Bianco igt • Lama di Lupo Aleatico Puglia igt • Primitivo Etichetta Nera Gioia del Colle

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• Lama di Spina Liquore di Primitivo

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Tenuta Viglione

Tenuta Viglione has its origins in the wine-growing traditions of the Zullo family, wine-makers since 1850 in the territory between Santeramo, Gioia del Colle and Matera. The winery is now managed by Giovanni Zullo, and its vineyards in this area are dominated by local varieties like Primitivo di Gioia del Colle, Moscato, Trebbiano and Malvasia. The excellent position of the land, between the Ionian Sea and the fresh Murgia hills, confers unmistakable aromatic characteristics on the wines made here. Wine tourists and enthusiasts can taste these wines during a visit to the winery, and at the same time appreciate the renovation work carried out in the vineyards and in the winery buildings. 70029 Santeramo in Colle (Ba) Via Carlo Marx, 44/P Tel./Fax +39 080 3023927 info@tenutaviglione.it www.tenutaviglione.it Year founded: 1974 Owner: Giovanni Zullo Oenologist: Pasquale Carparelli

Marpione Gioia del Colle Riserva Rosso doc 2003 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14,50% Cost: euro 18,00 Garnet red colouring. Intense fragrances of cherries preserved in alcohol, cacao and cinnamon on the nose, with hints of dried flowers. Fairly full-bodied with great balance. Delicate and not very intense but is very satisfyingly persistent. This is a delightfully complex wine, and should be served with a caciocavallo podolico cheese.

Pri-mit-ivo Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2004 Grapes: Primitivo Gioia del Colle 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 10,00 Garnet red colouring with soft orange highlights. Intense scents on the nose of plum jam, dried flowers, musk and butter. Fairly good correspondence on the palate, rounded with pleasant tannic contrasts. Good structure and persistence, with a lovely spicy finish.

Falanghina Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Falanghina 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 9,00 Quite intense straw yellow colour with lightly golden highlights. Scents of pineapple, honey and celery. It has a delicious hint of citron on the palate, the alcohol content is slightly too dominant. Fairly persistent, with a delightful fruity finish. Ideal with a crab-meat risotto.

Vineyard area (hectares): 40 Annual number of bottles: 100.000 OTHER WINES • • • • •

Johe Puglia Rosso igt Nisia Puglia Rosato igt Rupestre Gioia del Colle Rosso doc Aleatico Gioia del Colle doc Paglione Gioia del Colle Bianco doc

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Azienda Agricola Giuliani Raffaele

Vito Donato Giuliani founded this winery seventy years ago in the heart of the Murgia near Bari, on the hills between Turi and Gioia del Colle, and the manager today is Raffaele Giuliani. The site is excellent and the favourable climate allows the grapes to reach just the right level of maturity. The grapes transfer the unmistakable specific qualities of this territory to the wines, which have an intense redpurple colour from the Primitivo and Aleatico varieties - symbols of this wine-growing area. The entire production cycle dedicated to obtaining quality wines is followed with great care and interest, from harvesting by hand to vinification. Visitors can take a guided tour and buy wines directly from the winery. 70010 Turi (Ba) Via Gioia del Colle, 18 Tel./Fax +39 080 8915335 info@vitivinicolagiuliani.com www.vitivinicolagiuliani.com Year founded: 1940 Owner: Raffaele Giuliani Oenologist: Luca Petrelli Vineyard area (hectares): 20 Annual number of bottles: 80.000

Primitivo Gioia del Colle Riserva Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14,50% Cost: euro 16,00 Garnet red hue, pale and clear. An explosion of scents on the nose, recalling dried figs, nutmeg, coriander, withered rose, powder, coffee beans and cacao. Ample and intense on the nose, majestic and full of flavour. Excellent structure and balance, with an interminable finish full of spiciness and liquorice. It has fantastically corresponding aroma and taste, and is a wine for deep contemplation.

Primitivo Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2007 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 10,00 Intense consistent garnet red colouring. Scents of cherry jam, black pepper, cacao and thyme on the nose. Delicate on the palate, despite its weighty structure. Excellent balance of contrasts. A long and memorable finish, embellished by a variety of spicy flavours. Suggested with barbecued kid.

1922 Primitivo Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2007 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 16% Cost: euro 25,00 Intense ruby red colour, very consistent. Scents reminiscent of black mulberries, cloves, cinnamon and withered flowers on the nose. Delicate and full-bodied on the palate, with a good structure. Balance leans a little towards smoothness. Good persistence. It is slightly sweet and is a good accompaniment to medium-mature blue and green cheeses.

OTHER WINES • Chardonnay Murgia Bianco igt • Virzillo Puglia Bianco igt • Aleatico Gioia del Colle doc

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Casa Vinicola Coppi

La Casa Vinicola Coppi was founded in 1972 when oenologist Antonio Coppi took over an old winery dating back to the late 1800s. The winery is family run but is also at the forefront of research and technological experimentation, having made some profound changes to the production plant. One of the priority aims for the winery has been to obtain the just national and international recognition for the noble Primitivo variety. Now the winery is working to focus attention on another historic regional vine, Aleatico. Guided tours of the wine-making plants are available via appointment and the visitors can buy the wines made here.

70010 Turi (Ba) SP Turi – Gioia del Colle Tel. +39 080 8915049 Fax +39 080 8916912 info@vinicoppi.it www.vinicoppi.it Year founded: 1894 Owner: Famiglia Coppi Oenologist: Antonio e Miriam Coppi

Vanitoso Primitivo Gioia del Colle Riserva Rosso doc 2005 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 15,00 Intense garnet red colour. Delicate aromas reminiscent of bilberry jam, cinnamon, chocolate and coffee on the nose. Excellent structure and balance on the palate, delightfully expansive. Welldefined intense contrasts. Delicious on the finish with echoes of ripe red fruits. Good persistence. Recommended with a spicy roast.

Senatore Primitivo Gioia del Colle Rosso doc 2006 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 9,50 Brilliant garnet red colour. Scents of fruit and woodland tubers on the nose, ginger, bay leaf and butter. A delicate full body on the palate, fairly good balance and persistence. Delicious echoes of blackcurrant and mace on the nicely intense finish. Good with pasta al forno with aubergines and mortadella.

Pellirosso Salento Rosso igt 2008 Grapes: Negroamaro 100% Alcohol: 12% Cost: euro 4,60 Intense ruby red colouring with soft garnet highlights. An intense perfume of ink and hydrocarbons on the nose, on a fruity background. Less intense on the palate, but definitely well-balanced. Fairly full-bodied with a delightful mineral finish and average persistence. Suggested with lasagne al forno.

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Cantine Ferri

The Ferri family has been involved in wine-growing since the early 1900s, in the area near Adelfia. In the 1970s they moved to nearby Valenzano and built the present-day winery near to the “Ognissanti di Cuti” Romanesque abbey. The winery possesses the technology which makes it possible to achieve a good quality level. Nicola Ferri is the manager now, and the winery aims to produce wellstructured opulent and yet soft wines which fully reflect the history and culture of Apulian territory. The vines grown are mostly local varieties, Nero di Troia, Primitivo and Moscato, but there are also varieties like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Garganega. It is possible to buy wines directly from the winery and to visit the cellar. 70010 Valenzano (Ba) Via Bari, 347 Tel./Fax +39 080 4671753 info@cantineferri.it www.cantineferri.it Year founded: 1973 Owner: Nicola Ferri Oenologist: Tommaso Pinto Vineyard area (hectares): 3 Annual number of bottles: 15.000

Purpureus Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Primitivo 100% Alcohol: 15% Cost: euro 9,00 Ruby red colouring with intense garnet highlights. Fragrances on the nose suggesting ripe cherries, strawberries, graphite and vanilla. Rounded on the palate, slightly sweet and fairly dry. Medium bodied, has a finish with delicious echoes of incense and some mineral notes. Recommended with a risotto al nero di seppia.

Duo Puglia Rosso igt 2007 Grapes: Nero di Troia 60%, Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Alcohol: 14% Cost: euro 8,00 Brilliant garnet red colour. Perfumes of blackberry jam on the nose, paprika, cloves and black pepper. Rounded on the plate, with a good structure and balance. Pleasantly tannic with a lot of spicy and fruity echoes. A velvety smoothness on the palate make this an elegant wine. Suggested to accompany horse's braciole.

Flavus Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Grapes: Chardonnay 100% Alcohol: 13,50% Cost: euro 6,00 Straw yellow colour with greenish highlights. Scents recalling acacia, cut grass and rather unripe banana on the nose. The taste is intense, quite balanced and has a pleasant flavour with a lot of freshness. A little light on body, but impresses with a rapid and very pleasant development in the wine glass. Perfect with a salad of green beans and potatoes.

OTHER WINES • • • •

Duo Puglia Bianco igt 2008 Suavis Primitivo Dolce Puglia igt 2007 Rubeo Puglia Rosato igt 2008 Aureus Charonnay Barricato Puglia Bianco igt 2007 • Ebrius Puglia Rosso igt 2008 109


Guide to the Wines of Apulia and Basilicata - Murge  

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