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The best wines from Puglia: a comprehensive selection from San Donaci

About Cantina San Donaci
San Donaci is a renowned winery cooperative in Apulia that is characterized by its exquisite wines. The vineyards stretch across the picturesque landscape around the village of San Donaci and offer ideal conditions for growing grape varieties of the highest quality.

History of the Cantina San Donaci
The history of San Donaci goes back a long way and is characterized by passion and dedication to winemaking. Since it was founded, the winery has become a symbol of high-quality, affordable wines from Apulia.

The Cantina, one of the oldest wineries in Salento, was founded in 1933 by a group of 12 farmers whose aim was to develop the economy of their land and its products. Over time, the number of partners of the winery has increased and today it has around 300 partners, with a grape production that varies between 25,000 and 30,000 quintals depending on the year. It has become an important point of reference for Italian and Apulian oenology, thanks to its commitment and long tradition in the area, which also plays a major role in the history of Salice Salentino.

The vineyards
The vineyards are cultivated on calcareous clay soils that favor a warm and dry climate. San Donaci uses different cultivation systems (bush vines or alberello and cordon) and cultivation practices that are closely linked to the availability of water in the soil, the grape yield and the type of wine to be produced. The traditional Alberello system, which has its origins in antiquity, has been maintained by the winery.

This planting system, common in the Mediterranean region, is characterized by moderate growth, few buds and consequently high quality grapes. Cantina San Donaci uses only indigenous grapes from its vineyards: in addition to the three traditional varieties such as Negroamaro, Primitivo and Malvasia Nera, Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Bianca, Chardonnay, Fiano and Trebbiano are also used.

The winemaking process
San Donaci attaches great importance to traditional winemaking techniques combined with state-of-the-art processes. Every step of the production process is carefully monitored to ensure the highest quality.

To this end, Cantina San Donaci is equipped with the most modern technologies to guarantee lasting quality. The agronomists follow the conferring members, from the choice of variety to the application of the principles of integrated pest management. The company's philosophy is to pay its members according to the quality of the grapes harvested. The winery has 300 hectares of vineyards in the best locations of Salice Salentino, with a particular variety of soils and microclimates.

The variety of wines from San Donaci
San Donaci's wine list offers an impressive variety of wines that reflect the unique flavors and characteristics of the Apulian region. From powerful red wines to refreshing white wines, there is something to suit every taste.

Primius - Primitivo di Manduria
The Primitivo di Manduria from San Donaci is a characteristic red wine with deep aromas of dark fruits and spices. It is characterized by its velvety texture and long, lingering finish.

Anticaia Negroamaro
The Negroamaro from San Donaci impresses with its intense bouquet of red berries and its smooth structure. A versatile wine that goes perfectly with a variety of dishes.

Contrada del Falco - Salento Rosso
A great blend of predominantly Negroamaro, supplemented by a little Malvasia Nera and Primitio as well as one year of ageing in barriques.

Verdeca
Verdeca is a refreshing white wine with lively citrus aromas and a pleasant acidity. It is perfect as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to light dishes.

Conclusion
Cantina San Donaci stands for excellent and affordable wines from Puglia that impress with their quality and variety. With its long tradition and commitment to outstanding winemaking, this winery has secured a firm place for itself in the world of Italian wine. Enjoy the unique wines of San Donaci and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Apulian wine! - Gerardo [TS02/24]

1The best wines from Apulia: Cantina San Donaci
2The History of San Donaci
3The Vineyards
4The Wine making process
5Cantina San Donaci Wine Selection
6Conclusion

Cantina San Donaci © www.cantinasandonaci.eu

Profile
NameCantina San Donaci
CategoryPuglia
Founding Year1933
OwnerMarco Pagano
OenologistLeonardoantonio Pinto
Annual Production (Btls)500.000
Vineyard Area (Hectare)296
Additional Purchaseno
Cultivationconventional

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