Other wine selections
Aside from its commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of its production processes, another element on which Rocca delle Macìe has always based its growth has been a consolidated, well-structured sales and distribution network both in Italy and abroad.
It is thanks to this network that, following in-depth research, the company made the decision several years ago to start marketing not only its own wines but also those of other producers located in a range of Italian and international regions.
Villa Vescovile wines are the fruit of the great winemaking traditions of the South Tyrol, encapsulating, as they do, all the history and culture of that region. The grapes used to make these wines are cultivated in prestigious vineyards located just to the north of Trento, which are planted, like many others here, using the pergola system, on terraced soils. The grapes produce two red wines and four white wines, all of which are worthy examples of character and tipicity. Villa Vescovile wines encompass all of the most important denominations of origin of the region.
This longstanding winery, run by the Fratus family, is based in the province of Brescia, in the heart of the Franciacorta area. With 18 hectares under vine, the family produces wines of great refinement that are the fruits of its winemaking experience, consummate vineyard management and attention to detail throughout all the phases of the production process. By leveraging the expertise of its staff, the winery has been implementing for quite some time now a management approach based on respect for the environment and for the working conditions being applied. To this end, the 2006 harvest marked the end point of the conversion to the “organic” method of the winery’s entire production. The winery’s decision to go fully organic derived from its commitment to combine in its products top quality and total integrity, taking full account of the ethical principles underpinning its relationships with all concerned.
The Macchialupa Winery is located in the Valle del Sabato, on the border between the provinces of Avellino and Benevento, amid wide valleys and towering ridges where, at an altitude of around 450 meters, the Falanghina, Greco, Fiano and Aglianico grape types are cultivated. Their passion and love for an area rich in winemaking traditions and culture led enologist Angelo Valentino and agronomist Giuseppe Ferrara to set up this small winery, which is masterfully run by its founders.
The PietraPura range is the result of the shared objectives of making the most of the native vines of the Salento area and of creating wines that express the very best of the terroir. Rocca delle Macìe has combined experience and expertise to create three different types of wine using Primitivo and Negroamaro grapes. Mandus and Cotis, two expressions of Primitivo di Manduria DOC, Dolceluna – Primitivo Dolce Naturale DOCG- and Negramaro -Salento IGT- represent the high end of the range and are produced using grapes cultivated in vineyards selected by Rocca delle Macìe’s technicians. The grapes are then vinified and bottled in the Puglia Region, under the watchful eye of the Zingarelli family’s chief winemaker, Luca Francioni.
The winery is established in the ’80 in a unique area within the Friuli Colli Orientali appellation. It rises above terraced slopes made of “ponca”, the local word used for hills of alternating marl and sandstone layers. It is owned by the Ermacora family, who has always been making wine with estate grown grapes only.
“Vineyards are our passion. We’ve been a family of winegrowers for nearly a century and we craft great wines in the Friuli Colli Orientali area. We make wine with grapes we grow exclusively in our own vineyards in the Montsclapade cru, the heart of the DOC Friuli Colli Orientali. Nearly a century of winegrowing experience is a guarantee of excellent quality wines made with full respect for the environment and traditions.”
Fantin Nodar cultivates its vines on a single, 20-hectare rectangular estate, in a corner of which is the winery housing the vinification, maturation and ageing facilities. The vines were laid down in 1992 to 1994 and the company now fills around 40,000 bottles a year.
Dal 1988 la famiglia Mantengoli di Montalcino, già proprietaria del podere “LaRasa” dal 1933, inizia, con l’ingresso in azienda dei più giovani Andrea e Marcello, la produzione e commercializzazione di vini di qualità a base di Sangiovese in purezza che nella zona gioca un ruolo da protagonista. Nasce così la linea La Serena. I successi riscontrati da questa giovane azienda sono il frutto di un’attenta cura della materia prima dalla vigna alla cantina. Dal 1988 l’azienda è passata da 1 ettaro a circa 9 ettari vitati e da una produzione iniziale di 2700 bottiglie di Brunello alle attuali 30.000.