In the sunny Salento area, since 1950 the Mocavero family has been producing wines of the highest quality that tell the territory, the taste, the research and the passion of the brothers Francesco and Marco who carry on the legacy of father Pietro and his ancestors. By convention, the birth of the Mocavero company dates back to 1950, when Pietro’s uncle, Tommaso, inherits the company. In reality, the roots sink far further in time, in the early 1900s, with the work and passion of Francesco and Marco’s great-grandparents. In the 1950s, the first winery was built in the historic center of Monteroni di Lecce, a few kilometers from Lecce. The wine was produced and sold in bulk and was very popular in the local Lecce market and in the surrounding area. In the nineties, Francesco and Marco collected the family tradition and gave life to the fourth generation of winemakers, bringing the company to success, as true “warriors”, as their surname would mean in Arabic, with enthusiasm and resourcefulness. By personally following the selection of the grapes, the vinification, the refinement and the bottling, Francesco and Marco contributed to the growth of the winery, to establish itself internationally as producers of great native Primitivo and Negroamaro wines in primis, and to break away from the past of producers of cut wines for the great wines of northern Italy.
Today the winery is based in the countryside of Arnesano, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards, where Francesco and Marco, following both tradition and innovation, scrupulously and with taste continue to produce high quality wines that are now a guarantee both on the national territory and abroad: in they can find, in addition to the goodness of precious grapes, the taste of ancient flavors handed down, the passion of humble and authentic people. The tradition, the passion, the quality, the dedication and the spirit of self-denial have allowed the Mocavero Company to receive numerous awards, the first, precisely in 1994, at the first experience of Vinitaly in Verona, where the Salento willow doc “Puteus” 1989 was a great success. Today 90% of production is destined for the foreign market: Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, England, Australia and the United States constitute the “hard core” of the company’s export. The remaining 10% is occupied by the Italian market, in net growth especially in the last year. Not just “Mocavero” wines. In fact, thanks to an attention to the market and customer needs, the Mocavero Company can be defined as “versatile”, managing to produce, on behalf of its customers, even wines with a “private label”. With a look at the past and with the future in mind, as true “warriors”, Francesco and Marco are ready to face new challenges and to bring the company to new goals.
The current rich production of wines always produced from autochthonous Salentini grapes includes numerous labels and different production lines capable of satisfying any market request. Obviously always aiming for the maximum quality and typicality of their wines.
The “CRU” line or the top line of the company, is made up of indissolubly linked wines to our territory and which express the excellence of our production, aged in barriques or oak barrels and then refined in the bottle.
- MONTEPETROSO DOP Primitivo di Manduria -100% Primitivo di Manduria
- TELA di RAGNO IGP Rosso del Salento -50% Aglianico 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
- SANTUFILI IGP Primitivo del Salento -100% Primitivo
The “Selection” line contains small masterpieces of Mocavero production, important wines, including a reserve of Salice Salentino, a Negramaro, a white and a rosé. The reds are aged in wooden barrels and acquire, over time, more hints and greater value.
- PUTEUS DOP Salice Salentino Riserva -80% Negroamaro 20% Malvasia Nera
- CURTI RUSSI ROSSO IGP Salento Rosso -100% Negroamaro
- CURTI RUSSI VERDECA IGP Puglia Bianco -100% Verdeca (novità 2020)
- CURTI RUSSI PRIMITIVO ROSATO IGP Salento Rosato 100% Primitivo
The “Classici” line pays homage to the great traditional vines: each wine is appealed like the grape from which it takes shape. They are great traditional wines that give value even to the simplest of combinations.
- PRIMITIVO IGP Primitivo del Salento -100% Primitivo
- SALICE SALENTINO DOP Salice Salentino -80% Negroamaro 20% Malvasia Nera
- NEGROAMARO IGP Salento Rosso -100% Negroamaro
- FIANO IGP Salento Bianco -100% Fiano (novità 2020)
The “Essenza” line pays homage to Francesco and Marco’s dad, mr. Pietro, who in the 1950s took over the reins of his uncle’s company and began the family tradition of wine producers. All the wines in this line are characterized by the suffix “Sire” which in Salento dialect means “father”. They are splendid essential and indispensable wines on every self-respecting table.
- SIRE NEGROAMARO IGP Salento Rosso -100% Negroamaro
- SIRE PRIMITIVO IGP Primitivo del Salento -100% Primitivo
- SIRE ROSATO IGP Salento Rosato -100% Negroamaro
- SIRE CHARDONNAY IGP Salento Bianco -100% Chardonnay
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