Salento is located in southern Puglia which is an Italian region famous for its excellent wines and its wonderful oil. Salento is a sun-kissed peninsula with mild climate in winter and warm in summer and is bathed by two seas, the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the west and is made up of three macro areas, Manduria, Brindisi and South Salento.
All the wines of Salento therefore come from these three great wine areas that have a history, a culture and a tradition of millennial wine. From each of these three areas are produced from ancient native vines cultivated with the Apulian old bush vines technique, wines of exceptional quality and personality.
The cultivation of the vine with the Primitivo variety was brought to Salento by the Illyrians, while the winemaking techniques were learned by the Greeks and were subsequently improved in the Roman period. Already in Roman times Salento was considered the cellar of Italy and the wines of Salento had great Latin historians and writers like Plinio il Vecchio and Orazio.
Puglia is today one of the most productive Italian wine regions, second only for production compared to Veneto. Salento is a sub-region of Puglia and corresponds to the most extreme part of the heel of Italy and includes the provinces of Taranto, Brindisi and Lecce. Here was born the first Rosato bottled in Italy in 1943, the Five Roses produced by the Leone De Castris winery.
14% of the area under vines in Puglia is destined for the production of Primitivo grapes and another 14% for the production of Negroamaro grapes, productions concentrated in Salento. Salento also boasts the highest concentration of DOP wines from Puglia and numerous awards in the most prestigious sector magazines for the excellent quality/price ratio of the wines produced here.
In Salentowineshop you will find the widest offer of red, white and rosé wines from Salento. From the most widespread and appreciated Negroamaro wine produced in the provinces of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto, to Primitivo di Manduria DOP produced between the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto, to wines produced with Malvasia Nera or Malvasia Bianca grapes from Lecce or with Aleatico grapes from Puglia extremely representative of the territory.
In our wine e-commerce, the selection of labels is made by carefully choosing wineries and labels every year. We collaborate with the most famous wineries of Puglia based in Salento: Tormaresca, Schola Sarmenti, Paolo Leo, Masseria Li Veli, Claudio Quarta Vignaiolo, Cantine San Marzano.
We support and promote even the smallest and craft wineries in Salento which with their quality of products can best represent the panorama of Salento wines.
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