Our wines grow in the shelter of the Daunia Mountains, where the mild Apulian winds meet the cold currents from Irpinia, causing sudden variations in temperature that greatly benefit the aromas and rich mineral notes of this grape variety.
The origins of Falanghina grapes variety is lost in the mists of time. Even its name tells us little, being derived from “falanga”, the word for the stakes that were used to support the vine. Our vines grow in the shelter of the Daunia Mountains, where the mild Apulian winds meet the cold currents from Irpinia, causing sudden variations in temperature that greatly benefit the aromas and rich mineral notes of this grape variety.
A superlative example of a white grapes from the Daunian Apennines, which take their name from the Latin “Vitis Apiane”. A historic grape variety, you can find many references to its virtues going back across the centuries even to the noble Pliny’s Natural History, where he writes: “… the bees (“api”) gave this magnificent grape its surname (“Apiana”) because of the eagerness with which they sucked on the fruit!”.
A truly delightful white grape, It’s origin is declared in its name, derived from the Latin “Aminea Gemina”, meaning the People of Aminea, who came from Ancient Greece. We owe an immense debt of gratitude to these people for having brought these splendid grapes to our peninsula. This grape variety, which grows in twin “gemini” bunches on a single stalk, found its perfect habitat in our area to create wines with great minerality and freshness.
We’ve chosen the “Bombino Bianco” grapes as a basis for our Bolla D’Oro sparkling wine. It probably dates back to the sixteenth century, when the famous “disfida di Barletta” battle took place, and when the Southern Italy was under the rule of Spain.
The Aglianico grape variety brought to Italy by the Greeks as early as 6 B.C. was known in Latin as the Greek Grape or “Vitis Hellenica”, and its qualities were much praised in the odes of Horace and writings of other famous figures of Ancient Roman history, including Pliny and Virgil. The high complexity and the deep structure of Aglianico, grown directly in the vineyards, give our Wine an extraordinary ability for long ageing in the bottle.