Galatina's history of wine production is pretty much the same as that of the rest of Salento, as the heel of Italy is known. For centuries, wine was made here using a local grape variety called Negro Amaro. In the past couple of decades, however, the wine industry here has been revamped, mostly thanks to the imported Chardonnay grapevines, which have adapted splendidly to the climate of this land and have led to great results.
This has encouraged a true wine renaissance that has affected also the production of traditional reds and rosés. The efforts of local winemakers were crowned in 1997 with this new D.O.C. that has allowed the wines of Galatina to become known in the domestic and international market.
In Salento the tradition of rosé wine is due to the old rustic practice
to press gently the grapes inside the sacks limiting the contact
between the must and the skins to have only a partial transmission
Name : Doc Galatina
Production zone : Galatina
Vineyard area : 4 hectares
Average Yearly Production : limited to 8.000 bottles
Harvest : Third ten days of September
Grapes: : Negramaro
Type of soil: : medium
Exposure: : North-South
Production Process :
After 7-8 hours from pressing of the grapes, a part of the must (10-
15%) is separated and fermented at controlled temperature; refining
for 4 months in stainless steel vats and 2 months in the bottle
Alcohol 13% vol; extract 27.6 g/l; acidity 5.6 g/l
Eye, nose, and palate:
This wine has a brilliant pink colour and very scented pleasant and
intense perfumes, richly fruity. In the mouth it is savoury, very fresh
and pleasant to drink.
A versatile wine, it is good for the total meal and particularly for
pasta, boiled vegetables, pizza and Mediterranean kitchen.