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Cantina Sampietrana

68 Vignaioli is named after the group of 68 progressive grape growers who in 1952 created Cantina Sampietrana.  The winery is located in the Salento area of Puglia (the “heel” of the Italian boot).  Known for its hot and dry weather, the region tends to produce big and bold wines, and it takes skill to bring out the more refined and elegant qualities of the grapes.

This is a deep ruby red wine with notes of woodland berries, and a hint of vanilla on the nose.  Soft tannins and a persistent finish complete the experience. Salud!

Region: Puglia
Classification: Brindisi DOP Riserva
Area of Production: Salentino
Grape Varieties: 80% Negrosamaro, 20% Montepulciano 
Soil: Clayey , chalky, minerally
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Trellising System: Small Puglian tree
New and used oak barrels for 12 months, bottle aged for 1 year
Production per Acre: 3.1 tons
PH: 3..61
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Cases Produced: 5,833