Martina Franca wine is produced largely in and around the commune of the same name, which shares with the Locorotondo DOP its exclusive focus on white wines and the same date of official denomination establishment. The hilly topography of this area and its southeast exposure combine to create a naturally-ventilated, light-filled environment, and well-drained soils are very well suited for viticulture. The climate is hot and dry, receiving only modest rainfall, with almost none in the summer, and July and August are dry months. Intense sunlight persists into September and October, so that even very late-ripening grapes reach optimal maturity. In addition, significant day-night temperature differentials encourage good development of aromatic compounds in the grapes. The production code specifies two wine categories, Martina Bianco (white) and Martina Spumante (sparkling wines), which are made predominantly from Verdeca, Fiano, and Bianco d’Alessano, and in lesser amounts from Bombino Bianco and Malvasia Bianca.
Categories: Bianco (white), Spumante (sparkling).