Founded in 1935, this well-established family winery is one of the original quality producers of the Salento peninsula. Of the family's 600 hectares of land spread over three estates, vineyards cover 170 hectares, whilst the rest is planted with a plethora of other agricultural crops, including some of the oldest olive groves in the country.Sisters Vittoria and Maria Teresa, along with Francesco, Vallone own and run the estate - which was established by Vittoria and Maria Teresa's grandfather. They are supported by winemaker Dr. Graziana Grassini, a consultant with a degree in oenology from the University of Pisa, who works with some of the most prestigious family-owned wineries in Italy. The Vallone sisters produce wines consistently rated amongst the best in Puglia.
Agricole Vallone Tenuta Serranova Appassimento 2020
Produced from 100% Negroamaro grapes sourced from a 10ha vineyard with soils rich in clay and limestone, just 3km from the Adriatic. Following the ‘appassimento’ process, the grapes are late-harvested, left to dry naturally on the vine, before being pressed and vinified. This increases the concentration of sugars, and produces wines with slightly higher alcohol and residual sweetness. The grapes are gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel, with malolactic fermentation in concrete – where the wine is left to rest for around 8-10 months, followed by 3-4 months in bottle.