Vineyards and olive groves
We cultivate our land according to organic farming principles, while respecting the biodiversity and native varieties of the area. Part of our hectares are planted with olive groves and vineyards. The remaining part are arable fields therefore designed for rotating cultivation of cereals and grains, as well as fruit trees and almond groves.
In the local oil mill, we turn fruits into organic products - genuine expression of the Apulian flavours.
Our sun-kissed vineyards are located in the most strategic points of the Itria Valley and surroundings. It’s hard to find a better location for our grapes that love heat and breath of the mistral wind - developing their special features of aroma, intensity and freshness.
Our vineyards are located in the lands of Manduria, Ostuni, Grottaglie, different municipalities where different geological conditions, passing from the most calcareous soils to the most clayey, are intertwined in perfect harmony with the characters and extravagances of our unmistakable wines: Fiano bianco, Primitivo rosato, Primitivo rosso riserva, Susumaniello.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
About 30 hectares of the property are dedicated to olive groves. We favored local varieties: Cellina, Ogliarola, Simona, Picholine monocultivar and their blends.
We harvest our olives when at perfect ripeness degree, which coincides with the moment of 'invaiatura' - when olives begin to turn from green to purple.
The milling takes place in a constant cold cycle, strictly immediately after harvesting, while keeping the different cultivars separate. We package highly prized monocultivar oils, recognizable for their top-level sensory and nutritional properties, as well as an extremely pleasant taste - factors we believe to be the most genuine expression of our territory.
Our oils are stored in specific containers saturated with nitrogen and bottled only when ordering, to ensure maximum freshness and sensory characteristics.
Oils and wines of the Masseria reflect our ideological principles:we do not use synthetic pesticides or fertilizers on the plants. For the defense of crops against pests, we act preventively by strengthening the plants with balanced organic fertilization and with natural pest control substances. Our olive oil is extra virgin olive oil from controlled cultivation, from its growth phase to extraction. This means that strenuous manual labor will be necessary, and a lesser quantity of olives will be obtained compared to those achievable with a mechanical harvesting process. A compromise we enthusiastically accept, as we are rewarded by the superior quality of the fruits we obtain.