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Primitivo IGT Puglia 2019

Red wine made from Primitivo’s grapes cultivated on a calcareous-clay soil.

In the wine cellar it is refined in stainless steal containers for 4/6 months on fine lees and the for 2 months in bottle.

Harvest was at the end of August/ beginning of September 2019.

Its colour is a vivid ruby-red. Its smell is graceful with a subtle perfume of freshly picked tiny red berries, strawberry, red currant and several reminiscences of black tea leaves and hibiscus tea. On the palate the berries come back clearly. It is a warm wine but with a hint of freshness able to balance the sip and to ease the drinking.

Typical traditional food combinations: Chickling Vetch soup, roasted sausages with “cime di rapa” (a locally grown and truly tasty variety of turnip green), Lambs with herbs, Canestrato pugliese cheese.

To match this Primitivo PGI with Paolina Busa’s figure came without saying.

A vineyard as noble as the aristocratic origins of this woman, Pugliese herself: intense wine like intense Paolina Busa’s energy in helping others and generous like her charitable soul; a warm wine like her thoughtfulness and daring like her decision to open her abode to all strangers in need to be rescued.

Paolina Busa (III sec b.c.) roman matron, gone down in history as the predecessor of a war-nursing sister, helped exhausted and wounded roman soldiers , escaping Canne’s plain from the ferocious Annibale in 216 b.c. and taking refuge in the near Canosa. Then is when, with the help of doctors she recruited, she opened the doors of her luxurious palace, giving soldiers food, cloths and cures.

VALLA 1936
Nero di Troia IGT Puglia 2018

Red Wine from 100% Nero di Troia’s grapes. Cultivated on a calcareous- clay soil.

In the wine cellar it’s refined on fine lees for 6 months and then 3 months in the bottle.

Harvest was at the end of August/beginning o September 2018.

Its colour is an impenetrable red. At the nose a perfume made of small wood black berries, blueberries, black cherry, tree berry, with delicate reminiscences of violet opens up. The sip is full of fruity notes, especially cherry, with a strong freshness. Splendid and elegant drinkability all meal long.

Suggested traditional food combinations:

Orecchiette pasta with Cardoncelli Mushroom, broad beans and wild chicory, filled meat braised in tomato sauce, Caciocavallo podolico cheese.

Our Nero di Troia can be only associated to Ondina Valla’s personality.

A tenacious grape variety that affirmed its identity along the years, like this extraordinary woman, able to affirm herself as one of few women athlete at that time; an elegant wine with a strong constitution like the one that sustained and pushed Ondina, obstacle after obstacle, to get to the finish line leaving a permanent mark in history.

Ondina Valla, whose original name was Trebisonda, was an Italian sprinter. She was an extremely versatile athlete, she got several victories in running, obstacles and jumps races. In Berlin, in 1936, when she was only 20 yrs old, won the Olympic Gold medal and established the world record with 11.6 seconds which remained unbeaten until 2004. She was the first woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. She passed away in 2006, aged 90.

Vino Spumante Rosato Brut

Spumante delicato, ottenuto direttamente dalla rifermentazione del vino in autoclavi di acciaio inox di piccole dimensioni a bassa temperatura per un processo intero che dura circa 30 giorni. La spuma si presenta abbondante ed evanescente e il perlage a grana fine e persistente.

Alla vista si è subito sedotti da un bel colore rosa tenue cristallino e da un perlage sottile, fitto e persistente. Al naso, profumo floreale di rose fresche e viola, ma anche una nota fruttata di pompelmo rosa e una succosa pesca bianca. In bocca l’effervescenza morbida ed elegante accoglie la salinità del sapore di mare unita alla fruttosità croccante delle mela golden, della pera, del lampone.

É un inno all’amato territorio di Madri Leone, dove sorge la Riserva Naturale delle Saline di Margherita di Savoia, la più grande d’Italia, tra le più estese in Europa. La Riserva, che ospita una ricca fauna aviaria, tra cui una comunità di fenicotteri rosa, si estende lungo la costa per 20 km, nella provincia di Barletta-Andria-Trani, su una superficie di 3.871 ettari. I colori delle vasche, in base al fondale e alla presenza di gamberetti, sono diversi, tingendosi di azzurro e rosa.