Colline Joniche Tarantine
Place of Origin
Arco ionico provincia di Taranto
Colline Joniche Tarantine DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) wine is produced on the hills that overlook the Ionian sea, south-west of Puglia, which includes the territories of the towns of Laterza, Mottola, Crispiano and Martina Franca. It is also produced in some parts of the territories of Ginosa, Massafra, Castellaneta, Statte and Grottaglie.
The Rosso and Rosato versions of this wine are mainly made with Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, for a minimum amount of 50%.
The Bianco version is produced with Verdeca and Chardonnay grape varieties. There is also a 'Superiore' version that corresponds to a higher percentage of alcohol required.
The Colline Joniche Tarantine Reserve version must have a minimum ageing period of 30 months, 12 of which in wooden casks.
Main grape varieties used to make Colline Joniche Tarantine DOP:
Colline Joniche Tarantine DOP is produced in different types: Bianco, Bianco Spumante, Verdeca, Rosato, Rosso, Rosso Superiore, Primitivo, Primitivo Superiore, Primitivo Liquoroso, Primitivo Liquoroso Dolce Naturale and Novello.
The Rosso DOP has an intense and pleasant bouquet and a dry, harmonious and full-bodied flavour.
The Rosso Primitivo version has a full-bodied and pleasant taste, tending to velvety with ageing.
The Bianco ones have a pleasant and delicate aroma, and a dry fresh flavour.
Colline Joniche Tarantine DOP Rosso is served at a temperature between 14 and 16 degrees.
Colline Joniche Tarantine DOP Bianco should be served at a temperature of 12 degrees.
Colline Joniche Tarantine DOP Rosso pairs well with roasts, pasta dishes, meat and wild boar dishes.
Collines Joniche Tarantine DOP Bianco pairs well with stews.