Location - Puglia, Italy’s “heel of the boot”
Some of the wines produced:
Pass O - 50% Fiano bianco 50% malvasia bianco IGP Salento
Pietra - Primitivo
Salice Salience Riserva - 80% Negromaro 20% Malavasia
Fine - Negromaro
N Zero - Negromaro
Quota 29 - Primitivo
About the Company:
Gaetano Marangelli, along with his brother, Vito Angelo, natives of Puglia, have seen this dream come to fruition in an unusually short time. In 2000, he began making wines through artisan processes that respect the time-honored traditions of local winemaking, while experimenting with unfamiliar varietals and exploring new ways to emphasize the uniqueness of Puglia’s grapes, fertile soil, and vineyards. The result is harmonious, balanced, yet uniquely powerful wine. The wines have received numerous national and international awards and are distributed in thirty countries around the world.
Cantine Menhir Salento currently has 10 hectares of vineyard in the fertile coastal region of Laghi Alimini. One partof the vineyard is home to ancient primitivo vines more than 80 years old, while the other is comprised of new vinesincluding minutolo, aleatico, malvasia nera, susumaniello, and negromaro.
A baronial palace from the XVIII century is home to the winery, the winery’s head offices on the second floor, as well as, Origano – Osteria & Store. Origano serves traditional Pugliese cuisine using only the highest quality, local, farm to market products. The boutique-style store offers local culinary delights, such as artisan pastas, oils, jams, cheeses, and cured meats.