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Valle d’Itria PGI since 1995

An enchanting route to discover the Valle d’Itria PGI, the Itria Valley,  among trulli, vineyards, woods, olive groves and walking path or cycling route ideal to slow living.

Wine color: white, red, rosé

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

Characteristic of: Alberobello and Locorotondo (Bari); Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino, Fasano and Ostuni (Brindisi); Crispiano and Martina Franca (Taranto).

Grape varieties: about 50 varieties both native and international.


Peasant wisdom calls the Itria Valley the “Three Boundaries”. It really is, as a modern crossroads of the provinces of Bari, Taranto and Brindisi in which the Valle d’Itria PGI wine is identified.

The Itria Valley has always been a land of contact between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, with their cultures that blend in the Murge. The trulli, typical dry-stone houses with coned roofs with the UNESCO site of Alberobello, dot with their white peaks the entire valley where vineyards, forests and olive groves intersect the paths to be traveled on foot or by bicycle.

Slow living, openness to continuous innovation and strong attachment to their roots are the pillars of a proudly peasant culture that permeates and involves even the many foreigners who have chosen the trulli as their home. Traditions  here means, among other things, Capocollo di Martina Franca, traditional pork cold cut from  dry cured meat and meat on the stove.

We are in one of the areas of Puglia where tourism thrives all year round, with the wineries as a privileged place in which to taste in the glass its wine culture traditionally devoted to whites, which has increasingly expanded to rosé and reds.

The Valle d’Itria PGI requires that the indication on the label of the variety requires the use of at least 85% of the grapes belonging to the indicated variety.

The typologies envisaged by the production regulations are:

  • Valle d’Itria PGI White, also Sparkling, Spumante Charmat Method, Overripe Grapes, Raisin wine
  • Valle d’Itria PGI Red, also Sparkling, Overripe Grapes, Raisin wine, Nouveau,
  • Valle d’Itria PGI Rosé, Sparkling, Nouveau.

Tasting notes

Valle d’Itria PGI White has a more or less intense straw yellow colour, a pleasing, delicate aroma and a fresh, dry to sweet taste.

Alcohol Content: 10,50%

 

Valle d’Itria 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%

 

Valle d’Itria PGI  Spumante Charmat Method  White has a fine, persistent froth, a more or less intense straw yellow colour with possible golden reflections, a fragrant, complex aroma, characteristic of double fermentation, a fresh, zesty, fine, well balanced to medium sweet taste.

Alcohol Content: 9,50%

 

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

Total Alcohol: 15%

 

Valle d’Itria PGI Raisin Wine 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: 15%

 

Valle d’Itria PGI Red has a colour ranging from ruby red to garnet red, a pleasing, distinctive aroma and a dry to sweet, well balanced taste.

Alcohol Content: 11%

 

Valle d’Itria 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%

 

Valle d’Itria PGI Overripe Grapes Red has a ruby red colour, tending to garnet red with ageing, a characteristic aroma, delicate and persistent, a taste ranging from sweet to dry, typical, well balanced.

Total Alcohol: 15%

 

Valle d’Itria 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%

 

Valle d’Itria 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%

Valle d’Itria PGI Rosé has a more or less intense rosé colour, a distinctive, fruity aroma and a dry to sweet, well balanced taste.

Alcoholic Grade: 11%

 

Valle d’Itria 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.

Alcoholic Grade: 9,50%

 

Valle d’Itria PGI Nouveau Rosé has a more or less intense rosé colour, a distinctive fruity aroma and a dry to sweet, well balanced taste

Alcoholic Grade: 11%