Le Grotte: “Selva della Rocca, a wave of Rosé wine”

Important achievement with enthusiast The prestigious US Wine Guide, Wine Enthusiast, in cooperation with the Association “Puglia in Rosè” has now tasted the new 2016 Rosè from the Region. Cantine Le Grotte Selva della Rocca Rosè 2016 has been rated 87/100. First time submitted, great result! Cantine Le Grotte (www.cantinelegrotte.it) San Nazario km 4.00 Contrada “Le Grotte” 71011, Apricena (FG) (google map)
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Cantine Le Grotte Rosè

Cantine Le Grotte: “Puglia in rosè at Verona Vinitaly”

Buyers increasing interest for rosè wine Selva della Rocca Rosè from Nero di Troia from Cantine Le Grotte was tasted, along with other Rosè Wines from Puglia Region at Verona Vinitaly 2017. There is an increasing interest from, international markets for Rosè in general and for Puglia Rosè in particular. Among them all for Rosè from Nero di Troia grape. The Association Puglia in Rosè will soon be back in the US for new events promoting this wonderful wines from Italy Cantine Le Grotte (www.cantinelegrotte.it) San Nazario km 4.00 Contrada “Le Grotte” 71011, Apricena (FG) (google map)
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Le Grotte: “Franco Dell’Erba and his Wines”

A Journey in the Vineyards, the Quarry and the Winery Franco Dell’Erba, Owner at Cantine Le Grotte (link) and owner of the quarries for extraction of the famous Apricena Marble (Serpeggiante), is taking us on a “virtual tour in his world”. Cantine Le Grotte (www.cantinelegrotte.it) San Nazario km 4.00 Contrada “Le Grotte” 71011, Apricena (FG) (google map)
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Cantine Le Grotte: “Special Guests”

A taste of harvest and more These past few days we have had the pleasure to welcome our business partners from Japan, Divine Corporation accompanied by a selected group of their customers. Together we spent a pleasant day between tastings and visiting vineyards. The tour ended with a visit to the impressive quarries owned of the Dell’Erba Family, who also owns Cantine Le Grotte (link to winery website). Every year the Divine Corporation is organizing a “Enotour“, every year brings with it a group of customers : they get to visit wineries, know the producers, they learn about different micro
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Cantine Le Grotte: “Take a walk into flavors at Da Nonna Peppina”

A MUST for those who visit this area! Restaurant “Da Nonna Peppina”, Apricena is masterfully managed by Mariagrazia Ferrandino and Michele Falcone. Mariagrazia, passionate explorer of the immense variety of flavors and ingredients that the Tavoliere delle Puglie area offers. Michele, in addition to ensuring an impeccable service, is a connoisseur of wines and spirits, and the immense possibilities that the Italian gastronomic landscape offers for those who, like him, want to experiment with unusual, always new combinations of flavors. In the picture above we see Mariagarazia Ferrandino, standing second from left (Franco Dell’Erba Owner at Cantine Le Grotte is to
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Le Grotte: “Cultivating stones Ep. 2”

Details from a terroir These pictures were taken on a bright December day from the hills behind Cantine Le Grotte (Click here for website). We have already covered this in a previous article. With these shots we wanted to emphasize the specificity of these lands and the effects of human intervention on them. This soil, although very fertile, represents in fact a thin layer, on the surface, that rests on a base of rock, as you can clearly see from this image. Despite the perfect exposure, soil drainage, good ventilation … here, it would not be possible to grow vines
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Le Grotte: “Francigena Wine Festival”

Going slowly from vineyard to vineyard Cantine Le Grotte’s mission is to produce quality wines and, just as important, to promote and make known the characteristics of their land. This ambitious project involves, amongst other things, the organization and participation in a number of important cultural events. One of them is certainly the “Francigena Wine Festival”, an event whose name refers to the “Via Francigena”, an ancient road that went, and still goes, from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean, cutting Italy, from Val d’Aosta to Puglia , through Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia, Liguria, Tuscany, Lazio, Campania, Molise and Basilicata. The festival
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Le Grotte: “How to Cultivate Vines on Stone”

And Produce High Quality Wines Working in the vineyards is always hard and challenging but at Cantine Le Grotte we have a very special story to tell you! It’s a story about the land on which we grow the vines that produce grapes to make our wines. We are in the Province of Foggia, In the Northern part of Puglia Region. Here the soil is fertile and lush. However, in this area, there is a rather thin layer of soil on surface. Below this first layer it is hard rock, it is the renowned Apricena Marble, most precious for the
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