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Tarantino PGI since 1995

Taranto is the ancient capital of Magna Graecia: land of fine wines, canyons with frescoed caves, trulli, the typical dry-stone houses with coned roof and dream beaches

Wine color: white, red, rosé

Alcohol content: from 9.50% to 15% depending on typology

Characteristic of: the whole Province of Taranto

Grape varieties: about 50 varieties both native and international.

 


The journey of the vines from the motherland Greece to the colonies in Italy coincides with an endless love story between wine and Taranto, which in modern times also gave rise to the Tarantino PGI. The Ionian Sea is the common thread with the foundation of the city in the eighth century by the Spartans. Taranto became the capital of Magna Graecia, which extended as far as eastern Sicily. Wine was one of the most flourishing trades in antiquity and even today, because Taranto is the land of the Primitivo di Manduria and the prized Valle d’Itria white wines. The Ionic arch of the Taranto gravine, ravines, with its deep canyons, characterizes both the western side bordering Basilicata and the western side reaching as far as Lecce. Frescoed caves and monks, who also contributed to the growth of wine culture, bring us up to the present day with very modern wineries and wine tourism destinations.

The Tarantino PGI states that the indication on the label of the variety requires the use of at least 85% of the grapes belonging to the variety indicated.

The typologies envisaged by the production regulations are:

  • Tarantino PGI White, also Sparkling, Overripe Grapes, Raisin wine
  • Tarantino PGI Red, also Sparkling , Overripe Grapes, Raisin wine, Nouveau
  • Tarantino PGI Rosé, Sparkling, Nouveau

Tasting notes

Tarantino PGI White has a more or less intense straw yellow colour, a pleasing, delicate aroma and a fresh taste, ranging from dry to medium dry.

Alcohol content: 10%

 

Tarantino PGI Sparkling White has a fine, evanescent froth, a more or less intense straw yellow colour, a delicate, fruity aroma and a dry to medium sweet, well balanced taste.

Alcohol Content: 9,50%

 

Tarantino PGI Overripe Grapes White has a colour ranging from straw yellow to golden, a distinctive, delicate and persistent aroma and a dry to sweet, typical, well balanced taste.

Total Alcohol Content: 15%

 

Tarantino PGI Raisin wine White has a straw to golden yellow colour, a distinctive, delicate and persistent aroma and a dry to sweet, typical, well balanced taste.

Total Alcohol: 15%

Tarantino PGI Red has a ruby red to garnet colour, a pleasing, distinctive aroma and a dry to medium dry, well balanced taste

Alcohol Content: 11,50%

 

Tarantino PGI Sparkling Red has a fine, evanescent froth, a more or less intense rosé colour, a delicate, fruity aroma and a dry to medium sweet, well balanced taste.

Alcohol Content: 9,50%

 

 

Tarantino PGI Overripe Grapes Red has a ruby red colour, tending to garnet red with ageing, a characteristic, delicate and persistent aroma, at the palate ranges  from sweet to dry, typical, well balanced.

Total Alcohol: 15%

 

Tarantino PGI Raisin Wine Red has a ruby red colour, tending to garnet red with ageing, a distinctive, delicate and persistent aroma and a sweet to dry, typical, well balanced taste.

Total Alcohol: 15%

 

 

Tarantino PGI Nouveau Red has a more or less intense ruby red colour, an intense, pleasing and distinctive aroma and a dry to sweetish, distinctive taste

Alcohol Content: 11%

Tarantino PGI Rosé has a more or less intense rosé colour, a distinctive fruity aroma and a dry to medium sweet and well balanced taste.

Alcohol Content: 11%

 

Tarantino PGI Sparkling Rosé has a fine, evanescent froth, a more or less pale rosé colour, a delicate, fruity aroma and a dry to medium sweet, well balanced, distinctive taste.

Alcohol Content: 9,50%

 

Tarantino PGI Nouveau Rosé has a more or less intense rosé colour, a distinctive fruity aroma and a dry to sweet, well balanced taste.

Alcohol Content: 11%