CANTINE DUE PALME
Run by the Maci family, the winery has been awarded the Cangrande medal at Vinitaly on three occasions for making the wines of Puglia better known and more relevant to modern tastes. Most recently, in April 2014, they were awarded the Special Grand Vinitaly Award for the Best Italian winery. Specialising in Negoramaros and Primitivos, Due Palme is now one of the largest producers in the region. 90% of the production is red wines and some Chardonnay is also produced.
FEUDO DI SANTA CROCE
Located in Carosino, near Grottaglie in the Salento region of Puglia, Cantine Tinazzi purchased the estate in 2001. The estate grows the traditional varieties of the Salento region and uses both the Guyot and the traditional Apulian “alberello” training systems in the vineyards, depending on the varietals. Production is concentrated around well known grapes such as Primitivo, Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera and Malvasia Bianca.
Located in Surani in Manduria since 2001, this winery represents a return to the Pasqua family’s roots in Puglia. The local grape varieties of Fiano and Primitivo are the focus and the vineyards are planted using a modern high density espalier system to ensure low yields and great concentration. The winemaking at Surani is very modern in that the latest materials and techniques are used to extract the most fruit and character from the grapes.
Tombacco has been a family business for generations. It is the archetypal bottler and blender sourcing wines from all over the Veneto region and indeed most of Italy. Apart from the classic Veronese wines and excellent Pinot Grigio, owner Cristian Tombacco also sources a great Falanghina IGT Beneventano under the Piantaferro label.
The Tenimenti Montoni is in the hinterland of Sicily. Located in the contrada Montoni in the commune of Cammarata – Agrigento, and is the fruit of a collaboration between producers Gian Andrea Tinazzi (from Verona) and the Alfano family (from Sicily) who present these Sicilian wines which are characterised by important tradition and high quality. The vines cover an area of 30 hectares, the Vignali Roccamora brand was first created in 2004 with the initial release of indigenous Nero D’Avola and Inzolia wines; Nero D’Avola & Inzolia being the most important wine grapes in Sicily.
CANTINE SAN GIORGIO
Cantine San Giorgio is a historic business in the territory of Salento, founded in 1962 as a wine cooperative. The family, after careful assessment, in 2012 invested in the winery with the aim and commitment to give new impulse to local wine production enhancing the potential of the typical vines. From those beginnings, current wine production at Cantine San Giorgio is an important example of one of the most productive Italian regions and has become renowned especially in recent years, from the renewed commitment to pursue the utmost quality of grapes and wines.
LE VIGNE DI SAMMARCO
Owned by the Rizzello family immersed in the heart of the heel of Italy, in the countryside of Cellino San Marco, these vineyards are the silent guardians of typicality and tradition, living and constantly evolving values for Le Vigne di Sammarco.
ROCCA DELLE MACIE
Founded by Italo Zingarelli, the filmmaker of the “spaghetti” westerns, Rocca delle Macie is a young, dynamic winery with a highly regarded reputation at the heart of the Chianti Classico zone. The straight forward Chianti Classico through to the single vineyard Riservas and Supertuscans are produced from their own grapes. The Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 currently has Tre Bicchieri in the prestigious Gambero Rosso guide.
Teanum was born in 2000 in San Paolo di Civitate, in the province of Foggia. The project was to revalue a historic cellar from the 70s, dedicated solely to the production of bulk wine. Guided by the ambition to make our products recognisable, we decided to invest in bottling and in the purchase of a second cellar, located in the Predicatella district of San Severo. The goal was to develop a characterising brand identity, in which the link with the history of our territory was evident both in the logo and through the story of our products. Today Teanum wines are present in most of the most important markets in the sector, with an annual production of 1.5 million bottles.
Cantina Tollo was founded in 1960. Today, it is one of the most important and established businesses in the Italian winemaking industry, with a presence in most major countires where it exports 35% of its production.