Cabernet Sauvignon: It is native of the
Bourdeaux district, a region in the southwest ofFrance. It was described
in detail in 1875 by Secondat, son of Montesquieu, who defines it a
It was first introduced intoItalyinPiedmont, in the early 19th century.
Recent researches carried out to study its DNA employing 30 microsatellite loci have proved the direct relationship between Cabernet franc and Cabernet sauvignon, the latter being the result of the hybridization between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc.
Merlot: Like several other vines (Cabernet), this one, too, is native to the vine-growing region of the southwest of France (Bourdeaux). FromFrance, it spread throughout the world. It was introduced intoItaly in 1880 starting from Friuli andVeneto, where it found the proper environmental conditions. It is currently found throughoutItaly, above all in the centre and south. Apparently, its name is derived from the French term for blackbird “merle”.
Grape: 50% Merlot 50% Cabernet
Origin: IGP Puglia Red
Altitude: 150- 200 meters above sea level
Conduction: espalier trees
Yield per Hectare: 100 quintals (10 tons)
Harvest System: Manual
Vinification: 20 days prolonged maceration of the wine on its skins in stainless steel tanks
Maturing and aging: in French oak, stainless steel tanks and in bottles.
Tasting notes: ruby red, complex nose with very intense flavours of plums, chocolate, green pepper and vanilla; with a pleasant, dry, captivating taste well supported by its body, structure and elegance.