VIGNETI REALE - Great Wines from Apulia
Vigneti Reale produces a range of fine wines from the deep south of Italy, in the "heel" of the italian peninsula, an area well known, since the ancient greeks, for its rich, fruity and full bodied wines.
At the moment the production is based on eight labels, seven wines and one Extra Vergin Olive Oil: Primitivo-Zinfandel, Negroamaro, Chardonnay, White Malvasia, Black Malvasia and Malvasia Rosè, all of them IGT/IGP standards and all of them made 100% from the corresponding type of grape.
The winery "cru" is the "Santa Croce" - Salice Salentino Riserva DOC/DOP - made from a blend of Negroamaro and Black Malvasia grapes (80%-20%) aged 12 months in french oak barrique and 6 months in bottle before release.
The property is located in the heart of the "Salento" production area (south Apulia), on 250 hectares (600 acres) of rich land with an ancient wine-making tradition.
The landscape is flat and generous, the soil calcareous and tending to orange, the climate is typically mediterranean with brief and rainy winters, long dry summers, and a constant breeze.
The Reale's have owned the property for over one hundred years and have been making wine since the early 20th century: the commitment to produce only the best wines, after so many vintages, makes them one of the most respected wine producers of the entire Apulian region.