Tormaresca

The Tormaresca project began with a dream, now a reality, to discover and enhance the precious native varietals of Puglia, leading the wine renaissance of the region.

Tormaresca’s estate is located in the countryside of Minervino Murge in Apulia, in the DOC region of Castel del Monte, renowned for the beauty of its wild, untamed landscapes. The passion and trust in the enormous potential of the terroirs of Puglia, especially the areas of Castel del Monte and Salento, inspired the Antinori family to invest in the region. From the very start, their philosophy has been to produce wines that best expressed the unique quality of the indigenous varietals, and today, 26 generations later, the core values of respect for Apulian traditions while maintaining an innovative approach to winemaking are still at the heart of the vineyard’s projects.

Nestled at about 300 metres above sea level, Murgia is an area with challenging climatic conditions that throughout time have always forced its inhabitants to work with great devotion to overcome the region’s harsh winters, extreme temperature fluctuations, steep ravines, thick fogs and proximity to the Vulture, an ancient volcano.

Although local varietals like AglianicoNero di Troia and Fiano Pugliese represent the heart of Castel del Monte’s history, today, international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay have adapted to the area’s calcareous clay soils and cool breezy climate.

Grapes

Wines

Red

  • Bocca di Lupo, Castel del Monte DOC (Aglianico)
  • Trentangeli, Castel del Monte DOC (Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah)
  • Negramaro, IGT Salento (Negroamaro)
  • Torcidoda, IGT Salento (Primitivo)
  • Fichimori, IGT Salento (Negroamaro, Syrah)
  • Neprica, IGT Puglia (Negroamaro, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • White

  • Pietrabianca, Castel del Monte DOC (Chardonnay, Fiano)
  • Roycello, IGT Salento (Fiano)
  • Chardonnay, IGT Puglia (Chardonnay)
  • Rosé

  • Calafuria, IGT Salento (Negroamaro)
  • Dessert Wines

  • Kaloro, Moscato di Trani DOC (Moscato)
  • Conveniences
    • Air-conditioning
    • Heating – in winter
    • Parking
    • Pets allowed
    • Smoking allowed
    • WiFi
    Restaurant

    Vino & Cucina Tormaresca Restaurant
    Via Benedetto Cairoli 25, Lecce
    Tel : +39 0832 300456
    Menu : http://www.tormaresca.it/restaurant

    The countryside around the vineyard is dotted with perfectly preserved medieval villages whose harbours long ago witnessed departures of armies towards the Holy Land and the coming and going of merchant vessels to the major Mediterranean ports. The Castel itself is a splendid and unique medieval military castle built under the Roman Emperor Frederick II that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. A walk in the castle’s breathtaking domain also affords unforgettable vistas of the mesmerizing patterns of alternating olive groves and vineyards.

    • Historical Museum “Quando l’Ofanto era color dell’Ambra” – Minervino Murge
    • Trekking Italia Puglia
    • Alta Murgia National Park
    • San Michele Grotto – Minervino Murge
    • Minerwine Festival – Minervino Murge
    • Wine Tasting
    1. Tour & Tasting of 3 wines (80 minutes): Tour of the estate, visit of Vineyards, press area, Tank rooms, barrel rooms, shop area. At the end of the visit, tasting. The cost of the above services is 20,00 euro VAT Included.
    2. Tour & Tasting of 4 wines (90 minutes): Tour of the estate, visit of Vineyards, press area, Tank rooms, barrel rooms, shop area. At the end of the visit, tasting. The cost of the above services is 25,50 euro VAT Included
    3. Tour & Tasting of 3 wines with buffet lunch (120 minutes): Tour of the estate, visit of Vineyards, press area, Tank rooms, barrel rooms, shop area. At the end of the visit, tasting. Buffet lunch with wide range of starters, main course, salad, cake, espresso, water and wines (wines served will be our Neprica and Chardonnay wines). The cost of the above services is 35,00 euro VAT Included.
    4. Tour & Tasting of 3 wines with lunch: Tour of the estate, visit of Vineyards, press area, Tank rooms, barrel rooms, shop area. At the end of the visit, tasting. The menu is to be agreed with you, a standard menu includes typical apulian starters, a main course, salad, cake, espresso, water and wines. The cost of the above services is 50 euro VAT Included.
    • Wine and food pairing
      Tasting with typical food products from the town of Minervino.
    • Old vintages tasting
      Vertical tasting of Bocca di Lupo
    • Cellar visit
      Visit of vineyards, vinification area, barrel room
    • Vineyard visit

    • Wine tasting event

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