Making exemplary modern wines from traditional varietals in Apulia, the Italian region to watch
Property150 hectares (370 acres).
ClimateTemperate Maritime Climate with primarily north easterly winds.
TemperatureWinter 9°C (48°F) - summer ~ 27°C (80°F).
Altitude70 meters above sea level.
Soil typeChalky, moderatly deep, with a mixture of clay and gravel.
Training methodGuyot unilateral.
Density5,500 plants per hectare.
VarietalsPrimitivo, 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.