Masseria Altemura

Making exemplary modern wines from traditional varietals in Apulia, the Italian region to watch

Profile

Property

150 hectares (370 acres).

Climate

Temperate Maritime Climate with primarily north easterly winds.

Temperature

Winter 9°C (48°F) - summer ~ 27°C (80°F).

Altitude

70 meters above sea level.

Soil type

Chalky, moderatly deep, with a mixture of clay and gravel.

Training method

Guyot unilateral.

Density

5,500 plants per hectare.

Varietals

Primitivo, Negroamaro, Aglianico and Fiano.

Location and history

The mission of Masseria Altemura is to offer a new perspective on wines from the Apulian Region.

The history of the Estate begins with the construction of the Santa Susana Tower in the 4th century B.C.. Today, the past has re-emerged and the property is being restored to its original splendour in a contemporary way.

It is located in the centre of the Apulian region, between the Ionian and the Adriatic seas, which lap the coastal shores of the region. This unique geographical area enables Masseria Altemura to benefit from a unique maritime climate and intense sunlight exposure which provides very favourable conditions for the cultivation of grapes.

Masseria Altemura has evolved into an authentic reflection of its environment, which benefits from the maritime breezes and the nutrient-rich red earth that is so characteristic of the Apulian region.

The Winemaker

Antonio Cavallo

Antonio Cavallo

“It is exciting to work in my native land, in an ancient masseria from Salento, in the commune of Santa Susana, a place that has recovered its splendor and continuous activity, after planting the vineyards and following the restoration of the buildings”.