Carvinea is a young, small reality founded in the early 2000s. From the very beginning Carvinea has produced important wines, which have been consistently awarded with relevant recognitions.
Puglia boasts an ancient tradition in vine-growing and wine-making. The land of Carovigno, where Carvinea’s vineyards are located, benefits from the ionic and briny actions of two seas enclosing the Salento area; the Adriatic and the Jonian Seas. The extremely meticulous work carried out in the vineyards, delivers grapes that are perfect in every aspect. When the ripening occurs under such care and conditions, the resulting wines can only have outstanding qualities.
Our line of wines offers an exquisite taste experience. It represents the new Puglia of Salento, enhanced by the passion of Beppe Di Maria and the scientific knowledge of the winemaker Riccardo Cotarella .
Carvinea - Italian Wines
Lucerna - Salento Bianco IGP - Fiano 100%
Bright straw-yellow with golden highlights and a very delicate bouquet with clear hints of hawthorn and acacia, delicious hints of pear and peach and a touch of hazelnut to round it all off. The palate is tasty and intriguing, marked by firm freshness and savoury imprinting that characterises the lasting finish expressed on vivid elderberry tones.
MerulaRosa - Salento Rosè IGP - Aglianico and Negroamaro
“At the end of the harvest the blackbirds, called in the local dialect “merula” appear between the rows, catching the small grapes remained in the plant and the grapes fallen to the ground.“
Beppe di Maria
Ottorosa - Rosè Salento IGP - Ottavianello 100%
Bright salmon pink colour with intermittent orange highlights. It imparts delicious tones of grenadine and stark apple, red fruit jelly, aromas of geranium and a burst of aromatic herbs reminiscent of the terroir. Soft in the taste incipit, it is richly savoury and balanced, revealing crisp fruit flavours in the finish.
Lunachiena - Red Salento IGP - Aglianico and Negroamaro
It is bright ruby in colour, with rich texture. Its olfactory framework is distinct and decidedly characterful, with aromas of wild fruit and California plum, fleshy flowers that seem to spill into the glass, thyme and mint, a hint of clay and spicy puffs. In the mouth it is a champion of proportion: it has jovial softness, measured tannic texture and a fresh-savoury counterbalance to balance it all. Worthy of note is the lengthening persistence.
Negroamaro - Red Salento IGP - Negroamaro 100%
An adamantine ruby colour and an intense and generous aromatic character. Like a drumming sound, it delights the nose with notes of wild berries, damask rose, mint chocolate, fine spices of all progenies, then veers into memories of blond tobacco and liquorice powder. On the palate, it is more rounded and fascinating than impressive: it has a well-calibrated structure, with noble tannin and flashes of savoury minerality. It is enjoyable until the long epilogue, orchestrated on tones of citrus.
Primitivo - Red Salento IGP - Primitivo 100%
A dazzling ruby colour with shy garnet flashes. The bouquet is an elegant and incessant profusion of black cherries, blueberries, snuff and bread gum, a balsamic and sweet spice afflatus. On the palate, the gentle softness disarms a freshness that smells of citrus; the nonchalant tannins make the taste harmonious. The finish is exciting, long and articulate.
Otto - Salento Rosso IGP - Ottavianello 100%
Beautiful ruby point, translucent. Without half-measures it detonates with aromas of cherry and wild strawberries, intense as usual the tones of resin and summer flowers and more bark, dark spices and a faint caress of vanilla aroma. In the mouth, it has class to spare: the attack is fresh and savoury, then it accelerates with silky tannin well dissolved in the graceful structure. Enviable precision of the olfactory references that animate a long persistence.