Vigneti del Salento

Country: Puglia - Italy

Region: Puglia


Vigneti del Salento, a Farnese Vini winery, is located in Puglia—the heel of the boot of Italy. This peninsula is an old wine growing area dating back to the ancient Greeks. It is a very hot region cooled by nighttime maritime breezes.

Vigneti del Salento has a special arrangement with the many growers in this region. The winemaking team carefully selects the best portions of each vineyard depending on clones, position in the vineyard and age of vines. They then direct the farming of these vineyard rows including reducing the yield per vine, to ensure the highest quality grapes. Since most of the vineyards are family owned, they tend to be smaller, allowing complete harvesting of all the vineyards in about 3 days.

This means they can afford to wait for the optimum time to harvest. The families take pride in their work, and are also better compensated.

The wines carry the name of “I Muri” which refers to the walls surrounding the vineyards, built from the stones cleared to plant the vines. The label features a lizard, indigenous to the vineyards, which testifies to the clean, natural farming of the land

The wines are indigenous varietals, Primitivo and Negoramaro, very food-friendly and great representations of the region.

Vigneti del Salento Collection


'I Muri' Primitivo Price €8.60

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Sensory featuresThis wine has a deep ruby red colour with violet reflections. On the nose, it has intense red berry fruit perfumes. Full-bodied with firm tannins, it is well balanced with lots of ripe fruit flavours.

Technical notes

FeaturesVegan & vegetarian

Grape variety: 100% Primitivo

Vineyards: The vineyards are mostly situated in the communes of Manduria and Sava and are owned by growers with whom Filippo has been working for many years. Production is lower than its potential, which ensures the best quality grapes are selected. The red soils are calcareous clay and rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. 80% of the grapes come from old bush vines and the rest from trained vines that are at least 20 years old.

VinificationThe grapes were destemmed and then gently pressed and cooled to 10ºC for a maceration period of 8-10 days with regular pumping over. Yeasts were added to start fermentation, which took place under temperature-controlled conditions of up to 20ºC. The wine was then transferred to stainless-steel tanks where malolactic fermentation was carried out.

Best servedExcellent with rich first courses and red meat, also goes well with game and medium-seasoned cheeses.

Bottle size: 750ml

Alcohol content: 13.5%

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'I Muri' Negroamaro Price €8.60

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Sensory featuresThis wine is ruby red in colour, with purple hues. This Negroamaro is intense with notes of blackberries and blackcurrants. It is medium bodied and velvety, with good balance and savoury notes on the finish.

Technical Notes

Grape variety: 100% Negroamaro

FeaturesVegan & vegetarian

VineyardsThe vineyards are mostly situated in the communes of Manduria and Sava and are owned by growers with whom Filippo has been working for many years. Production is lower than its potential, which ensures the best quality grapes are selected. The red soils are calcareous clay and rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. 80% of the grapes come from old bush vines and the rest from trained vines that are at least 20 years old.

VinificationThe grapes were gently pressed and cooled to 10ºC for a maceration period of 8-10 days with regular pumping over. Yeasts were added to start fermentation, which took place under temperature-controlled conditions of up to 20ºC. The wine was then aged in used American and French oak for 4-5 months before bottling.

Best served: Savoury first courses, meat and seasoned cheeses.

Bottle size: 750ml

Alcohol content: 13.5%

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Zolla - Primitivo di Manduria Price €14.60

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Sensory features: Ruby red colour with violet tones. Stunning fruit quality and depth of flavour - the very best of PrimitivoIntense and complex perfumes of red cherries and blackberries, with some spice and leather which follow on to the palate. This wine has a rich and velvety texture, generous tannins and great length. In a nutshell: Stunning fruit quality and depth of flavour - exposing the very best of the Primitivo grape

Technical Notes

Grape variety: 100% Primitivo

FeaturesCarbon Neutral & Vegetarian

Vineyards: The vineyards are mostly situated in the communes of Manduria and Sava and are owned by growers with whom Filippo has been working with for many years. Production is lower than its potential, which ensures the best quality grapes are selected. The red soils are calcareous clay and rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. 80% of the grapes come from old bush vines and the rest from trained vines that are at least 20 years old.

VinificationThe grapes were gently pressed and cooled to 10ºC for a maceration period of 8-10 days with regular pumping over. Yeasts were added to start fermentation, which took place under temperature controlled conditions of up to 20ºC. The wine was then transferred to second and third use oak barriques for 6-8 months before bottling.

Bottle size: 750ml

Alcohol content: 14%

 

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Zolla - Primitivo di Manduria Magnum Price €29.50

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Sensory features: Ruby red colour with violet tones. Stunning fruit quality and depth of flavour - the very best of PrimitivoIntense and complex perfumes of red cherries and blackberries, with some spice and leather which follow on to the palate. This wine has a rich and velvety texture, generous tannins and great length. In a nutshell: Stunning fruit quality and depth of flavour - exposing the very best of the Primitivo grape

Technical Notes

Grape variety: 100% Primitivo

Features: Carbon Neutral & Vegetarian

Vineyards: The vineyards are mostly situated in the communes of Manduria and Sava and are owned by growers with whom Filippo has been working with for many years. Production is lower than its potential, which ensures the best quality grapes are selected. The red soils are calcareous clay and rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. 80% of the grapes come from old bush vines and the rest from trained vines that are at least 20 years old.

Vinification: The grapes were gently pressed and cooled to 10ºC for a maceration period of 8-10 days with regular pumping over. Yeasts were added to start fermentation, which took place under temperature controlled conditions of up to 20ºC. The wine was then transferred to second and third use oak barriques for 6-8 months before bottling.

Bottle size: 1500ml

Alcohol content: 14%

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Vigne Vecchie Leggenda Primitivo di Manduria - Price €28.30

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Sensory features: The Vigne Vecchie Legganda series is the highlight of the Vigneti di Salento. It is produced from hand-picked Primitivo vines, which are over 70 years old and yield a correspondingly small yield of high-quality berries. The Primitivo Vigne Vecchie has an intense ruby colour. The fragrance shows complex aromas of dark berries, plums and cherries with nuances of tobacco and fine herbs. The body is juicy and full, but on the other hand also fruity and rich in fine tannins. A high-end Primitivo , which has received numerous medals and awards over the last years.

Technical notes

Grape variety: 100% Primitivo

Vineyards: 75 plus years old bush vineyards in the Sava area.

Vinification: Harvesting of the grapes is done when these are slightly over-ripening, destemming-crushing of the grapes, maceration at controlled temperature for 10-12 days with periodic pumping over. Racking and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. First and second passage in American and French oak barriques for the following 12 months.

Best served: The great Apulian cuisine with its meat dishes, also excellent with game and very mature sheep.

Alcohol content: 14%

Bottle size: 750ml

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Vigne Vecchie Leggenda Primitivo di Manduria Magnum - Price €73.30

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Sensory features: The Vigne Vecchie Legganda series is the highlight of the Vigneti di Salento. It is produced from hand-picked Primitivo vines, which are over 70 years old and yield a correspondingly small yield of high-quality berries. The Primitivo Vigne Vecchie has an intense ruby colour. The fragrance shows complex aromas of dark berries, plums and cherries with nuances of tobacco and fine herbs. The body is juicy and full, but on the other hand also fruity and rich in fine tannins. A high-end Primitivo , which has received numerous medals and awards over the last years.

Technical notes

Grape variety: 100% Primitivo

Vineyards: 75 plus years old bush vineyards in the Sava area.

Vinification: Harvesting of the grapes is done when these are slightly over-ripening, destemming-crushing of the grapes, maceration at controlled temperature for 10-12 days with periodic pumping over. Racking and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. First and second passage in American and French oak barriques for the following 12 months.

Best served: The great Apulian cuisine with its meat dishes, also excellent with game and very mature sheep.

Alcohol content: 14%

Bottle size: 1500ml

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Vigne Vecchie Negroamaro Price €27.30

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Sensory features: Ruby red colour impenetrable with garnets. Intense and complex nose in which spicy notes of tobacco are recognizable.
and leather and fruity notes of berries. The taste is imposing and robust with rightly tamed tannins and a marked softness that make it very persistent.

Technical Notes

Vinification: Harvesting of the grapes when these are slightly over-ripeness, destemming-crushing, cold pre-maceration in vats at 0°C for about 4-5 days and subsequent maceration for another 10-12 days at a temperature of 21-22°C. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Racking and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. Ageing in oak barriques for the next 12 months.

Best served: good with elaborate first courses, main courses of red meat and mature cheeses.

Alcohol content: 14%

Bottle size: 750ml

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