Place of Origin
Locorotondo DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) wine is produced primarily in the territories of the towns of Locorotondo, in province of Bari, Cisternino and some areas within the territory of Fasano, in province of Brindisi.
Locorotondo is a Bianco DOP wine produced in Passito, Verdeca, Bianco d'Alessano, Fiano and Spumante versions. There is also a 'Superiore' version with higher alcohol content, and a 'Riserva' version which must have matured over a period of at least one year.
Locorotondo DOP without specification of grape contains at least 50% of Bianco Verdeca grapes and at least 35% of Alessano Bianco grapes, with the remaining part - 15% - of other local grapes.
The Locorotondo Verdeca wines, Bianco d'Alessano and Fiano consist of at least 85% of the same grape varieties, with the remaining part made of other locally grown grapes.
Main grape varieties used to make Locorotondo DOP:
Locorotondo Bianco DOP and Locorotondo Superiore wines have a distinctive and delicate aroma and a dry harmonious flavour.
Locorotondo Riserva has a delicate, distinctive aroma. The flavour is dry, full and harmonious.
Locorotondo Passito is a wine with an intense aroma and a sweet and velvety taste.
Locorotondo Verdeca is a wine with a delicate and persistent aroma, and a balanced and dry flavour.
Locorotondo Alessano Bianco is a dry and balanced wine, with a fine and persistent aroma.
Locorotondo Fiano has an intense, persistent distinctive bouquet, and a dry and harmonious flavour.
Locorotondo Bianco should be served at a temperature between 10 and 12 degrees.
Locorotondo pairs well with seafood appetizers, pasta dishes with fish sauce, fried blue fish, pizza and panzerotti. Also very good with the Canestrato Pugliese.