Copertino is not only the name of the PDO but also the symbol of a wider territory, home of Apulian wines famous throughout the world.
Wine color: red, rosé
Alcohol content: 12% – 12.50% depending on typology
Characteristic of: Arnesano, Carmiano, Copertino, Monteroni and a part of Galatina and Lequile (Lecce).
Grape varieties: Negroamaro (70%) and up to a maximum of 30% Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Montepulciano and no more than 15% Sangiovese.
Negroamaro is never lacking in Salento and, in Copertino PDO, following the path from ancient Greece to the present day, this wine also welcomes Malvasia grapes. It envelops all or part of the territory of six municipalities in the Province of Lecce, all united by the passion handed down and perfected from father to son for the vineyard and its wine nectar. Copertino is not only the name of the PDO, home of world-famous Apulian wines, but also a reference point for oil mills, as well as for the typical production of white art in wood-burning ovens and homemade pasta.
The typologies envisaged by the production regulations are:
Copertino PDO Red is produced with a skilful blend of Negroamaro (70%) and up to 30% of Malviasia Nera di Brindisi, Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Montepulciano and no more than 15% of Sangiovese.
Tasting it is a kaleidoscope of emotions that begin with a ruby red colour of varying intensity with slight orange tones if aged, continuing with a persistent vinous aroma and a dry taste with a pleasant, bitterish aftertaste, velvety, savoury and generous. The Reserve requires at least two years of ageing.
Alcohol content: 12% red
Alcohol content: 12,50% red reserve
Copertino PDO Rosè is produced with the same grape varieties as the red, i.e. with a blend of Negroamaro (70%) and up to a maximum of 30% of Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Malvasia Nera di Lecce, Montepulciano and no more than 15% of Sangiovese.
In the glass it brings back the suggestions of the Mediterranean maquis and the seas, so close by. The colour is salmon pink, sometimes tending towards pale cherry, the aroma is slightly vinous, distinct and rightly persistent, the taste is dry, without harshness, with a grassy background combined with a pleasant bitterish aftertaste.
Alcohol Content: 12%