Salento is a land of sun, sea, and wind. Part of the ancient Magna Graecia, some 2500 years ago, they were cultivating grapevines in the Alberello style to have better sun exposure for the bunches and to protect the vine from the wind. The fabulous climate has made this area an outstanding and trendy tourist destination worldwide.
“The city of two seas,” Taranto, is located between the Large Sea (il Mar Grande) and the Small Sea (il Mar Piccolo), and is also called the city of Sparta because it was founded by people from the Greek city of Sparta. Taranto has an important Archeological Museum which houses significant finds, including amphorae, cups and frescoes that bear witness to the cultivation of grapes even in classical times. The city gave its name to the famous dance, the Tarantella, created in Puglia.
The vivid colours – the blue of the sea, the red of the earth, the silvery green of centuries old olive trees – are complemented by the intense aromas of the Mediterranean landscape.
Varvaglione 1921 produces a wide range of wines coming from Puglia’s native grape varieties – Primitivo, Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera, Malvasia Bianca, Aglianico, Fiano and Verdeca – which represent the modern interpretation of a history dating back thousands of years.