Puglia, Italy

Puglia is flat and hot.  The sun is intense and historically wines were of a low standard.  In more recent years this region has woken up to the international market and is producing hugely competitive wines that make great every day drinkers.  Minutolo a rare grape variety produces some great whites that are hard to find.  We hope you enjoy ours.

Red Wines from Puglia

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I Pastini 'Arpago' Primitivo IGT 2015, Puglia, Italy

"The early ripening of the grapes from which the wine is obtained gives the name ""Primitivo"" (primitive). Originally from Croatia, the grape was imported and cultivated in the areas of Gioia del Colle, in the centre of Puglia, consequently spread out in the region. The Arpago is a Primitivo grown in the territory of Taranto (extreme south) and shows a ruby red color with violet hues that tend to become garnet with ageing process, it has an intense and fragrant flavor with hints of black berries reaching a harmonious taste and charm.


Wine maker - Lino Carparelli

Grape Variety - Primitivo 100%

Alochol - 13%

Food Match - Cured meats, pasta with heavy ragú meat sauce, grilled lamb ribs and beef stewed. Strong aged sheep and goat cheeses, the most traditional one Pecorino.


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IGT 'Versosud' Susumaniello, Puglia, Italy

"Imported from neighbouring Dalmatia Susumaniello is one of the most important indigenous varieties of Brindisi. His name (there are various theories) is due to the fact that, at a young age, not in recent times, the plant Susumaniello was particularly productive, so overloaded with grapes as if it were a donkey. The name VersoSud (towards the south) is indicative of the position of the vineyards, located in the area to the south of the Itria Valley arriving in the territory of the province of Brindisi.

After the fermentation the wine rests in stainless steel rests for four months, it will follow six months in French barriques and at least 3 months in bottle for a perfect integration of all the elements.

VersoSud performs with an intense ruby red color with violet rim, it leaves the palate with hints of blackberry and cherry and sweet toasted notes. The taste is soft but persistent while remaining balanced.


Wine maker - Lino Carparelli

Grape Variety - Susumaniello 100%

Alochol - 13%

Food Match - Ideal to accompany red meats, roasts, game. Excellent with aged cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano and Pecorino.


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White Wines from Puglia

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IGT ‘Rampone’ Minutolo, 2015, Puglia, Italy

The Rampone is a pure Minutolo, made from grapes grown in a restricted area of the Itria Valley. Called Minutolo for the berries small and fragile, a very delicate grape variety. It is also mistakenly called "Fiano" Minutolo, but it differs from Fiano d'Avellino both the form of the berries for the taste and flavors. Almost completely lost in the past, Minutolo has been rediscovered in the present, grown and produced to enhance its potential which not only have been helped by the skilled hands of the company "I Pastini", but also from the territory in which it is grown. The Rampone has a bright straw yellow colour. On the nose is intense, revealing all the aromatic compounds of the the Minutolo grape, with delicate fragrances of flowers and exotic fruits and slightly spicy finish. The wine is fresh, balanced and with a good acidity, expression of minerality mainly due to the chalky soils where it is grown.


Wine maker - Lino Carparelli

Vintage - 2015

Grape Variety - Minutolo 100%

Alochol - 12.50%

Food Match - Seafood risotto, sushi and sashimi. Grilled jumbo shrimp and grilled common sea bass.


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