Consorzio Produttori Vini di Manduria, Puglia

Consorzio Produttori Vini di Manduria was born in 1928 in Manduria (Taranto | Puglia). The story tells of a small group of local farmers who decided to take over a small and old production plant and thus to create the Association of producers then called the Wine Federation. The initial mission was to produce Primitivo wine and red musts.

Photo Credit: Consorzio Produttori Vini of Manduria

Consorzio Produttori Vini of Manduria

In 1932, the Consorzio Produttori Vini was born. 15 small winemakers sensed the great potential of Primitivo, the main grape variety in this area. The idea is to collect the grapes produced in the area in a single efficient production company. Today the Consortium brings together 400 small artisans of wine, the only ones who can boast the appellation of Maestri in Primitivo (Primitivo Master). Production extends over 900 hectares of vineyards. More than half of the vineyards are still grown with the traditional Apulian sapling system.

Collaborations with universities and the CNR allow the winery to work on the recovery of optimal clones and the testing of new winemaking techniques.

Today the winery produces 700,000 bottles. The most important bottles of the cellar are:

LIRICA – Primitivo di Manduria DOP
MADRIGALE – Primitivo di Manduria DOCG Natural Dessert

In 2018 the Produttori di Manduria winery was among the first nine Italian companies to receive the Equalitas certification, the standard that certifies the sustainable level from the Cellar to the bottle, passing through the territory.

Photo Credit: Museo della Civiltà del Vino Primitivo (Museum of Primitive Wine culture)

Museo della Civiltà del vino Primitivo (Museum of the Wine Primitivo Culture)

Annexed to the oldest part of the cellar, there is the Museo della Civiltà del Vino Primitivo.

A museum that has great ethnographic importance in telling the story of Manduria and its link with wine. A story made of numerous historical testimonies that tell the ancient production of wine in this area.

An extremely suggestive museum given its underground path in what were the ancient cisterns of the nineteenth-century Cellar.


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