Cantina Sampietrana in the Baroque South of Italy
The history of Cantina Sampietrana begins in 1952, when the Second World War was just over and technical innovations influenced the economy and society. Agriculture begins to mechanize with the first tractors, many unmanaged areas and large areas, which used to belong to large landowners, are redistributed with the new land reform and awarded to farmers' cooperatives.
In the baroque south of Italy, between the light-flooded old port city of Brindisi and the old baroque city of Lecce, in the small town of San Pietro Vernotico, only a few metres from the old railway line that connects the south with northern Italy and was the only means of transport at the time, the Cantina Sociale Sampietrana was also founded in the course of this redistribution by private winegrowers who recognised early on the advantages of a shared winery, but did not want to join a large cooperative.
Cantina Sampietrana - Wines from Salento and Manduria
The Cantina Sampietrana winery is located in the present historical centre of San Pietro Vernotico, on an area of about 8000 square metres. The 190 hectares of vineyards of the members are spread around the place on fertile soil, the climate suitable for these crops produces wines that are unique by their body, their complexity and elegance.
Sampietrana primarily produces high quality wines with the aim of selling them in the bottle. The mostly flat vineyards are located in the triangle of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto in the deep south of Apulia, where the ancient indigenous grape varieties Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia have been native for centuries. For more than half a century, the winery has remained faithful to local traditions: the vines are cultivated with the typical "alberello pugliese", a regional speciality. In addition, there are younger vineyards with other national and international grape varieties such as Cabernet, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and Chardonnay.
Cantina Sampietrana produces different product lines of elegant and characterful wines that enjoy national and international recognition: Riserva, Selezioni, Tacco Barocco, Ambasciatori and the latest line Cinquantino.
Cinquantino is a tribute to the father of Stefano Cervino and to one of the most popular means of transport of the 50's in Italy and still popular today, the Vespa 50cc.
More information about Cantina Sampietrana
|Company Name:||Cantina Sociale Sampietrana|
|Street:||Via Mare 38|
|City:||72027 San Pietro Vernotico (Br)|
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|Year of Incorporation:||1952|
|Company Owner:||Cantina Sociale Sampietrana a.r.l.|
|Vineyard Area:||190 Ha|
|Cultivated Area:||Salento; Manduria, Apulia|