Tenuta Bocca di Lupo | Puglia

Tenuta Bocca di Lupo Vineyards in  Castel Del Monte DOC appellation, to the north of Puglia.

The Tenuta Bocca di Lupo Estate, which has recently become its own entity separated from its sister winery Tormaresca, lies in the heart of the inland Castel Del Monte DOC appellation, to the north of Puglia, an area well known for the beauty of its wild, untamed landscape.

Local grape varietals like Aglianico, Nero di Troia and Fiano Pugliese represent the heart of the Castel del Monte agronomic history, even though the enological panorama of Castel del Monte becomes even more unique due to the presence of international varieties, such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, that prove to be highly beneficial to traditional local cultivations.

The vines grow at about 300 meters above sea level in The Murgia, an area with challenging climatic conditions that throughout time have always forced its inhabitants to work with great devotion. Harsh winters, temperatures that fluctuate dramatically, deep ravines, thick fog often covering the vineyards and especially its proximity to the ancient volcano Vulture are only some of the characteristics of this territory that rewards patient hard work with precious harvests.

Bocca di Lupo Aglianico, the flagship wine from the eponymous estate, is a project that started at the end of the ’90s with the specific intention of finding a new, Apulian identity for the king of the southern Italian red varieties.