The Cantina d Ruvo di Puglia is in the spotlight after the response of the panel of judges of the Radici del Sud contest, that selected the 70 finalists of the contest, having reached its XII edition, dedicated to the wine and oil of the South.

 Over 350 were the samples offered up to the buyers, journalists, and enologists, and members of the Vinarius circuit in the Normanno Svevo di Sannicandro castle in Bari. The panel of judges of the Wine Writers paid tribute to Castel del Monte Rosato PDO 2016 – Terre del Grifo the winner’s scepter in the rosé category, while the wine buyers judged another of the company’s products, the Augustale riserva docg 2012, best Nero di Troia. Recognitions that attest to the worth and honesty of the work done day in and day out by the partners and enological staff to produce extremely high quality wines at competitive prices. The grapes of the company come from 1500 ha of hilly vineyards (from 450 to 250 m asl) located just outside Ruvo di Puglia, under the shadow of the castle of Federico II with its octagonal towers. In the territory of Castel del Monte, always bathed in sunlight but never torrid or windbeaten, the vineyards are dried and sprayed with sea breezes. This allows limitation of conservation treatments of the fruit to the bare essentials.


Active for over 50 years, the winery unites about 620 viticulturists under its mark which make up the cooperative. Always high-level thanks to the outstanding aspect of the vineyards and strict inspection of the vegetative processes, this grape is transformed having as its inspiring principle research into quality and enhancement of autochthonous grape varieties, grown with innovative techniques, but always in step with the territory’s winemaking tradition. From the Bombino Bianco, Greco, Trebbiano and the Pampanuto, white wine, neutral, fruity, and well structured. The Bombino Nero is the base for obtaining rosé wine with a refined structure and elegance. From the Nero di Troia, the Sangiovese, and the red Bombino spring great red wines, full-bodied, balanced, and harmonious. The Moscatello, a typically aromatic grape variety, goes well ith sweets and desserts.

The wines of the Cantina di Ruvo di Puglia, with their bouquet, highlights, and flavors, thus speak of a generous land, rich in history and culture, and place themselves on the Italian, European, and worldwide markets. The awards won “at home” are a stimulus to continue with even more determination down the path of quality, with a backed hope of being—in the future—a step higher on the podium. At the end of June the 70 finalists will be put to the test once more by a panel of experts and journalists from the territory who will announce the best white, red, and rosé.

Viale Madonna delle Grazie, 4
70037 Ruvo di Puglia (BARI)/Italy
Tel. +39 0803601611
Fax. +39 0803614281
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