Carvinea is situated in Puglia, Italy, among the beautiful scenery of the Alto Salento countryside near Carovigno.
We started to do something different: to produce wines from not native vines. With the help of Riccardo Cotarella, worldwide known winemaker, we found how new vines could adapt in Puglia climate and in our land, that is near the sea. We are very curious, so we started with not native grapes and now we are the first winery that have believed in Ottavianello, a local grapes that was disappearing. We produce also Negroamaro and Primitivo, wines awarded with the most important aknowledgments.
In the first years of 2000 our land was digged out, fertilized and we waited until it was ready. We planted 400 vines per acre only. We take excellent care of our vines: from one trunk of the vine we produce one bottle.
Lunachiena, Otto, obtained by Ottavianello, a native grapes that was disappearing, Negroamaro and Primitivo, are red wines with exclusively olfactory nuances and a strong personality. Merula Rosa is Provencal-style rosé, fresh and fruity. Our Classic Method obtained from Aglianico 100% is the symbol of the elegance.
Our production is small: 35.000 bottles per year.