Such a long time we didn’t take part to a tasting in the vineyards. We finally had it, in Acquaviva, the home land of Primitivo di Gioia del Colle, thanks to this event set up by a group of Pugliese Sommeliers, named Apulia Wine Tours.
Getting up to 440 metres upon the sea level, where the guys led us, through the olive and cherries trees (the local Cherry type is Ferrovia: this will be a next story!), we meet Fabio, the vigneron. Fabio is from Bari, is a chartered Accountant who lived many years in Milan. Back in 2009, he decided to buy this 5-hectares property, “to help my homeland to develop” in producing great wines, he said. Here, he turned the former cherry plantation, into a real Bio Organic vineyard. that means minimal treatment to plants, high uncutted grass and usage of helpful insects, to preserve and support the bio diversity-
And we realized that was truely Biological, while we were tasting Pietregiovani wines, and were approached by thousands of small mosquitoes!
The Minutolo 2015 has been a revelation: not completely cristal-clear, but presenting some particles; smelling some pleasant aromas, but overall: a semi-sparkling taste, and such a beatiful Mineral sensation, at palate. I will definitely suggest it. It well matched with vegan finger food, as some canapèes handmade by the guys for today.
It was such a pleasure to share nice wines, with other foodies and passionate persons, in a real Pugliese vineyard. I wish the Apulia Wine group to organize further events, because as someone said: “nothing better than a good company and a good wine to enjoy the Life”. Salute
[photo credits to the participants and FB group Apulia Wine Tours]