Place of Origin
Gravina DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) wine is produced, as well as in the territory of the town of Gravina and Poggiorsini, also in some parts of the territories of Altamura and Spinazzola.
Gravina DOP is particularly popular in Bianco and Spumante versions, made mainly with Greco and Malvasia Bianca grapes, for a percentage of at least 50%. Among other grape varieties that can contribute to its production: Fiano, Verdeca, Chardonnay and Bianco di Alessano, ogether or alone for a maximum of 30%.
Other less common versions of Gravina DOP are Rosso and Rosato, made using Primitivo grapes, at least 20%, and Montepulciano, at least 40%. The Passito version is made with 100% Malvasia Bianca grapes.
Main grape varieties used to make Gravina DOP:
Gravina Secco DOP – Bianco and Spumante - is a dry fresh and balanced white wine.
Gravina Spumante has a lively and harmonious flavour.
Gravina Passito is a wine with an intense aroma and a velvety, smooth and sweet flavour.
The characteristics of the Gravina Rosso are those of a wine with a round, harmonium and dry flavour, with hints of blackberries on the nose.
Gravina DOP Secco is served at a temperature between 8 and 12 degrees.
Gravina DOP Spumante is served at a temperature of 8 degrees.
Gravina Secco DOP pairs well with light fish sauces, fried fish and fresh dairy products.