WINES THAT SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF SALENTO
Vallone and Salento
We feel we have a privileged and unique, relationship with our land. 500 hectares in the heart of the Salento peninsula, distributed between 3 estates of which we know and enhance all specificities and physical characteristics. Among fortified farms and plots with evocative names, Vallone wines perfectly represents the timeless charm of our land, Salento.
Castel Serranova Estate
Estate of 335 hectares of which 50 are vineyards, the estate is enclosed in the naturalistic context of the Torre Guaceto nature reserve, whose surrounding lands are an integral part of the farm. The estate extends from the small promontory where the Castello di Serranova stands to the sea. The recovery work of the Susumaniello vine began on this estate in 1998. The place bears witness to the various historical periods that have characterized the area. The fortified farmhouse Castello di Serranova rises around the defence tower built in 1350 originally called the “defence of the diver” whose function was to repel the attacks perpetrated by the Barbareschi. The castle of Serranova is the place where the most representative native grapes of the area are grown, from Susumaniello to Ottavianello passing through Verdeca. The Primitivo in homage to the Prince of Taranto Raimondo del Balzo Orsini, owner of the estate from 1382 to 1464, could not be missing. On the terraces of the fortified farmhouse, in 1980, the first drying of Negroamaro grapes used to produce Graticciaia began; after 6 years of attempts, the first vintage of Graticciaia sees the light; harvest 1986. The Tenute Serranova collection is dedicated to this estate, so important to us, and the reference wine is Castel Serranova, a Rosso I.G.P. Salento made of Susumaniello. Find out more about the history and the Serranova Estate project.