GRAPES

enuta Viglione vineyards are at an average altitude of 450 m. These are probably the vineyards at the higher altitude of the Middle-South of Apulia. Among these there's the alberello vineyard planted by Giovanni Zullo Sr. in 1937. An historic vineyard, which production is now low but of great value. The most prestigious wine of the winery is sourced from this "Vigna del Marpione". In the first years 2000 Giovanni Zullo Jr. faced the building of the new winery, so he found he could not afford buying herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. So he rolled up his sleeves and doubled the effort in the vineyard, hoping in a satisfying harvest. The wine he produced that year was the best he had produced ever since. So he converted to the organic method and never came back.