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Erminio Campa

The future of a promise, of Apulian enology

For over three generations, continuing the wise experience handed down by Nonno Francesco and Papa Angelo, our company has been producing grapes from its own native vineyards in the heart of Salento. The company is established in the province of Taranto, in the municipality of Torricella, a typical area of Primitivo di Manduria, about 3 km from the Ionian Sea, in the “Li Cameli” and “Li Janni” districts, from which our best wines take their name wines.

The company has a total vineyard area of about 20 hectares, and produces exclusively Primitivo di Manduria. The vineyards, mainly planted with “Apulian saplings”, grow on medium-clay soils and “red earth” soils, benefiting from the sun and a mild, windy climate; these elements, by themselves, already favor the production of grapes of the highest quality and important gradations.

In addition to the land and the climate, together with my brothers Francesco and Valentino, we personally take care of the cultivation of the vineyards which is carried out with modern techniques, but with the utmost attention to ecological and biological balances, and with great respect for the environment and for plants.

The work in the vineyard is meticulous: after the careful pruning phase, in good time, the bunches are thinned out and exposed to the sun to have a selected maximum production of 50-60 quintals per hectare.

The harvest is done by hand, with attention and delicacy, and with a further meticulous selection of the best bunches.

The fermentation, vinification and maturation take place in stainless steel tanks, at a controlled temperature, the refinement takes place in the bottle for at least six months.