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    Torrevento

    The story of the Torrevento winery begins in the heart of the Alta Murgia National Park, the first landscape park in Italy. A land where the inseparable union of man and nature dominates, where human activities and the environment perfectly combine with tradition. Here, in 1400, in the district of "Torre del Vento" (Tower of the Wind), a Benedictine monastery was built entirely of stone.

    Torrevento vineyards Ottogona

    The story of Torrevento

    Torre del Vento is a name that will shape the history of the Torrevento winery, a history that begins in 1913, when Francesco Liantonio (the grandfather of namesake Francesco, current president of Torrenvento Ltd.), at the age of almost 16, decided to board the ship "Hamburg", which was bound for New York, in search of happiness.

    In 1923, ten years after his arrival in America, Francesco Liantonio makes a fortune thanks to an ice cream factory and returns with the fruits of his hard work to his beloved Puglia, where, in the town of Palo del Colle (stick on the hill), he realizes his dream: the production and trade of extra virgin olive oil and the production of wine.

    In 1948, the Liantonio family acquired the old Benedictine monastery and the surrounding 57 hectares of vineyards in the Torrevento district, right at the foot of the famous Castel del Monte. Two years later Gaetano Liantonio inherited the estate, renovated it and continued the production activity in the form of a winery called Vinicola Torrevento (Torrevento Winery). Finally, in 1989, together with Francesco Liantonio (current President and CEO), he merged them into one company, Torrevento SRL.

    Torrevento cellar external view

    Torrevento - the vineyards and the terroir

    With Torrevento we are in the wildest and roughest part of Puglia. Here the limestone rocks form the plateau of the Murge, whose name is derived from the Latin word Murex, which means sharp stone. Ridges and karst depressions alternate with flat areas where the stony soil, made cultivable by man's ingenuity, has made the Apulian crops what they are today - unique and special in taste and quality.

    Torrevento is located in the northernmost part of the Murgia, in the areas of the Apulian DOC region, which takes its name from the splendid estate of Frederick II: "Castel del Monte". It is an untamed area with a typically Mediterranean climate, where hot, dry summers alternate with long, cool winters, often accompanied by snowfall in the northern part. Rainfall, which is very rare in summer, falls abundantly in late autumn.

    Torrevento soils

    Grape varieties of Torrevento

    In the northern part of Apulia the best local grape varieties are cultivated:

    • Nero di Troia
    • Bombino Nero
    • Bombino Bianco
    • Moscato Reale
    • Pampanuto
    • Aglianico

    They guarantee wines with full bouquet, spicy fragrance and full taste.

    The vineyards at the foot of the Castel del Monte

    Torrevento cellar

    In the Torrevento vineyards at the foot of Castel del Monte, in the heart of the Alta Murgia, stony soils combine with natural vegetation interspersed with strips of cultivated fields. The characteristics of the soil here are particularly suited to the cultivation of the local grape variety Nero di Troia, from which Torrevento produces well-structured wines with a dominant bouquet of red fruits, wood, roses and herbs. These wines are well suited for long ageing. The Aglianico is also widespread in this area. It is a grape variety of medium strength, with medium sized, cylindrical or conical, often winged grapes.

    Aglianico produces Torrevento wines of more or less intense red colour with violet reflections, good intensity of perfume, cherry and plum aromas and herbaceous tobacco scents. The taste is acidic, fresh, spicy, with strong tannins and wonderfully full.

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    Bolonero Castel del Monte Rosso 2017 - Torrevento
    Bolonero Castel del Monte Rosso 2017 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    6.33 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€8.44 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-BL-001-17
    Infinitum Primitivo Puglia IGT 2018 - Torrevento
    Infinitum Primitivo Puglia IGT 2018 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    6.33 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€8.44 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-PR-002-17
    Passione Reale Appassimento Puglia IGT 2018 - Torrevento
    Passione Reale Appassimento Puglia IGT 2018 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    7.70 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€10.27 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-NT-002-17
    6er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Since 1913 Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Torrevento
    6er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Since 1913 Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    101.72 €* €108.20 *
    Content 4.5 liter(s) (€22.60 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-PR-003-6X-PKT
    Ghenos Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2017 - Torrevento
    Ghenos Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2017 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    8.68 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.57 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-PR-001-17
    12er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Since 1913 Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Torrevento
    12er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Since 1913 Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    201.29 €* €216.40 *
    Content 9 liter(s) (€22.37 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-PR-003-12X-PKT
    3er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Since 1913 Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Torrevento
    3er Vorteils-Weinpaket - Since 1913 Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    51.42 €* €54.10 *
    Content 2.25 liter(s) (€22.85 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-PR-003-3X-PKT
    Vigna Pedale Castel del Monte Riserva DOCG 2015 - Torrevento
    Vigna Pedale Castel del Monte Riserva DOCG 2015 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    9.65 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€12.87 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-NT-001-15
    Since 1913 Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Torrevento
    Since 1913 Primitivo Puglia IGT 2016 - Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    18.04 €*
    Content 0.75 liter(s) (€24.05 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-PR-003-15
    6-pack get-to-know - Italian red wines from Torrevento
    6-pack get-to-know - Italian red wines from Torrevento
    Torrevento dry Italy
    50.94 €* €56.74 *
    Content 4.5 liter(s) (€11.32 * / 1 liter(s))
    70729-IT-RW-BL-002-6X-PKT

    More information about Torrevento

    Address
    Company Name:Torrevento SRL
    Street:SP 234, km 10,600
    City:70033 Corato
    Country:Italien
    Region:Apulien
    Contact & Web
    Website:http://www.torrevento.it/
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/torrevento
    Telephone:+39 (0808) 98 09 23
    Company
    Year of Incorporation:1920
    Managing Director:Dr. Francesco Liantonio
    Wine
    Vineyard Area:200 Eigentum, weitere 200 gepachtet
    Soil Type, Soil Characteristics:kalkhaltiger Lehm
    Annual Wine Production in hl:18750
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