Magna Graecia is a territory that includes the province of Taranto, in the area that extends behind the Itria Valley towards the sea, incorporating the Ionic arch.
This is a unique landscape, with the largest canyons in Europe, caves and churches carved into the rock among vineyards and olive groves, and the remains of past civilizations that have left precious finds and archaeological itineraries of great value.
Magna Graecia must be discovered by visiting the ancient villages, following trekking routes and finding enchanting beaches.
At the table, the characteristics of the territory are represented by an ancient and authentic food and wine tradition where wine remains one of the excellence of the territory.
This DOC wine covers the entire regional territory. It is a sweet tasting wine made from Aleatico grape (minimum 85%), with the possible addition of Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera and Primitivo.
It is necessary an aging for three years in order to obtain the recognition as Reserve
This is a Doc that affects the upper part of the Arco Jonico of Taranto up to the border with the provinces of Bari and Brindisi.
Various types of wines are foreseen:
The whites in the Chardonnay and Verdeca varieties.
The Reds and Rosé wines in the Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties.
This Doc wine represents the province of Taranto and it is produced in the following municipalities: Taranto, Lizzano and Faggiano.
The red version of this wine contains: Negroamaro (60-80%), Bombino Nero, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Pinot Nero (maximum 40%), with possible addition of Malvasia Nera from Brindisi and/or Lecce (maximum 10%).
No later than March 30 after the harvest this wine is available on the market. It may be considered young or Novello (when subjected to a grapes crushing).
This is a whole meal wine, also present in the sparkling version.
There are also the following typologies: rosé, sparkling rosé, white, sparkling white, Negroamaro rosé, Negroamaro red and Malvasia nera.
This DOC affects the provinces of Taranto, Brindisi and Lecce and is reserved for wines that meet the conditions and requirements established by the relevant production regulations for the following types: Red, also Riserva and Rosato, also Spumante and Frizzante.
This wine contains only Primitivo grapes that have been grown in the following territories: Manduria and Sava, the municipalities of Erchie, Oria and Torre Santa Susanna; some municipalities on the easternside of the Ionic coast.
Purplish red in colour with orange hues if aged, this wine is pleasant and harmonic to the palate.
Also present are the following typologies: natural sweet, sweet fortified, dry fortified.
It is a DOC that affects the provinces of Taranto, Brindisi and Lecce.
The "Terra d’Otranto" controlled designation of origin is reserved for wines of the following types:
The typical geographical indication Tarantino is reserved for the following wines:
The white and red wines with a typical geographical indication Tarantino must be obtained from grapes from vineyards composed within the company of one or more vines recommended and / or authorized for the province of Taranto with a corresponding color berry.
The wines with a typical geographical indication Tarantino rosé must be obtained from grapes from black berried vines, recommended and / or authorized for the province of Taranto, excluding Montepulciano and Ottavianello vines.
Grapes of similarly colored, non-aromatic, recommended and / or authorized grape varieties for the province of Taranto, up to a maximum of 15%, can contribute, alone or jointly, to the production of the musts and wines indicated above.
The specification of the name of the Negroamaro and black Malvasia vine is reserved for musts and wines obtained from the vinification of the grapes of these vines in the following percentages: Negroamaro 70-80%, Malvasia nera 20-30%.
Wines with a typical Tarantino geographical indication with the specification of one of the vines referred to in this article can also be produced in the sparkling type. (Article 2 Production Regulations of wines with a typical Tarantino geographical indication)
The grape production area for obtaining musts and wines suitable for being designated with the typical geographical indication Tarantino includes the entire administrative territory of the province of Taranto. (Article 3 Regulations for the production of wines with a typical "Tarantino" geographical indication)
The typical geographical indication of Puglia is reserved for the following wines:
Wines with typical geographical indication Puglia white, red and rosé must be obtained from grapes from vineyards composed, within the company, of one or more vines recommended and / or authorized in the respective provinces of Bari, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, Taranto , berry of corresponding color.
The typical geographical indication Puglia with the specification of one of the below indicated vines recommended and / or authorized in all the provinces of the Puglia region (excluding vines: Montepulciano or Ottavianello) is reserved for wines obtained from grapes from compound vineyards, in company, for at least 85% of the corresponding vines: Aleatico, Aglianico, Bombino nero, Bombino bianco, Falanghina, Fiano, Greco, white Malvasia, black Malvasia, Uva di Troia, Moscato bianco, Moscatello, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot bianco, Pinot nero, Riesling, Sauvignon, Primitivo, Negroamaro, Verdeca, Bianco d'Alessano, Pampanuto, Trebbiano, Sangiovese.
Wines with typical geographical indication Puglia with the specification of one of the grape varieties referred to in this article can also be produced in the sparkling and novello types. (Article 2, Production Regulations of wines with typical geographical indication Puglia)
The grape production area for obtaining musts and wines suitable for being designated with the typical geographical indication of Puglia includes the administrative territories of the provinces of: Bari, Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce, Taranto. (Article 3, Regulations for the production of wines with a typical geographical indication Puglia).
Natural sweet Primitivo di Manduria
The controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin Primitivo di Manduria dolce naturale is reserved for wine coming from vineyards with the ampelographic composition within the company: 100% Primitivo (Production regulation of the controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin Primitivo di Manduria sweet natural, art.2 )
The production area of the grapes suitable for the production of the natural sweet Primitivo di Manduria falls in the provinces of Taranto and Brindisi. (Production regulations of the controlled and guaranteed denomination of origin Primitivo di Manduria sweet natural, art.3).