APULIA

Apulia is the heel of the Boot. It's a land projected in the Mediterranean Sea, a bridge towards Orient. In its history it has been ruled by different Peoples, the Greeks, the Normans, the Spanish, the French. Any of them left its signs in architecture, language, food, habits. The territory is almost equally divided between plain and hills. Agriculture and tourism are the main resources. Every year it's among the top Italian regions for the wine grape production.

MURGIAN HILLS

The Murgian Hills is a subregion defined by a karst plateau in the middle of Apulia. The territory is hilly, with altitudes between 300 and 500 m. It's made of clay and limestone and rich of minerals. The finding of many marine fossils proves its very old origin. The microclimate is mild, but with temperature changes even around 20 °C in the period before the harvest. These features make it an ideal habitat for vines.

MURGIAN HILLS

The Murgian Hills is a subregion defined by a karst plateau in the middle of Apulia. The territory is hilly, with altitudes between 300 and 500 m. It's made of clay and limestone and rich of minerals. The finding of many marine fossils proves its very old origin. The microclimate is mild, but with temperature changes even around 20 °C in the period before the harvest. These features make it an ideal habitat for vines.

VIGLIONE LAND

Viglione land is at the crossroad of three provinces: Bari, Taranto and Matera (Basilicata). In the area there's plenty of species of plants and animals. Here sits the winery and the main vineyards. The limestone soil with a substrate of clay - that was once a swamp, later reclaimed- makes so that the rain melts the minerals in the stones, brings them to the roots of the vines, and stays there for all the plants lifecycle.

THE SURROUNDINGS

Nearby Tenuta Viglione you can find very important historic and turistic attractions like the town of Matera, World Heritage Site, the Altamura's and Gravina's Cathedrals, the Museum of Maiolica di Laterza. The area is rich of unique gastronomy traditions: Altamura's bread; dairy products; dishes of vegetables, mushrooms, different kinds of meat; aromatic herbs; meat grilled right at the Butcheries.