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Passion and respect for the land, for generations 

L’Essenza di Puglia’s story started with Maseria Pietrasanta, built in the 1600s, and property of the Pietrasanta family until the 1800s. Situated just 5km from the Adriatic coast at the foot of Torre Guaceto nature reserve, our family farm is curated with dedication and passion to produce IGT wines and extra virgin olive oil.

 

We like to define ourselves as a boutique farm. We curate and cultivate our farm organically, maintaining it more like a garden, a pleasant and meticulously designed environment on a human, rather than industrial, scale. With this, we have the luxury of customising each stage of the production, delivering highly artisanal and unique results.

 

Biodiversity, a help from nature 

The protection and conservation of the biodiversity of the Mediterranean is our primary goal. Between the fruit trees are naturally occurring wild plants. These wild plants not only maintain biodiversity but offer additional benefits. We also scatter rare trees and shrubs to enrich the present varieties with plants, such as mastic, myrtle, and other aromatic plants native to the Mediterranean.

 

Attention to the environment and sustainability 

To reduce our impact on the environment and optimize energy efficiency, we generate our power with photovoltaic and thermal systems. We don't plow, again minimising CO2 emissions, and our mowed grass is used as mulch, conserving moisture and increasing the nutrients in the soil. Another area where we are minimising our environmental impact is the watering of our plants. Our irrigation system is mostly deemed unnecessary in our centuries-old olive grove, the native plants that we maintain have adapted over the centuries, developing roots in the stony subsoil, helping to conserve water.

 

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In the sensory analysis of wine, numerous factors influence the perception of taste and aroma, turning a simple taste into a complex, multisensory experience rich in nuances. While food-wine pairing is crucial, the context in which the tasting takes place is equally important and can vary widely from one place to another. The environment in which the wine is tasted plays a significant role: light, temperature, humidity, and even [...]
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In the soil of our agricultural company emerges a secret world that extends beyond the cultivated soil. This hidden universe, akin to an intricate web of roots, reminds us of the profound connection that exists among trees, people, and nature itself. The ancient olive trees and vineyards that embrace our lands are not just individual entities but participate in a network of communication and mutual support through underground roots. This connection reflects [...]
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The vineyard is a complex and delicate world where every element of the soil can influence the quality and character of the produced wine. One key aspect to consider is the presence of stone in the soil. In a soil like ours, called "franco" (characterized by a balance of clay, sand, and silt), the presence of stone can bring significant advantages. Stone, with its ability to accumulate heat during the day [...]
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Savoring a glass of wine is more than a simple act; it's an experience that engages the senses and opens windows into the story hidden behind each sip. While many guides focus on the technical details of tasting, let's together find a balance between precision and sheer enjoyment. Observation: Let's start with a careful observation of the wine in the glass. Let's together examine the color and consistency. It's not just red or white wine; [...]
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Wed 06 December 2023

Cultivating Life
In the intricate fabric of nature, biodiversity reveals itself not only as a beauty to admire but as the very essence of life. Sustainable agriculture is not just a passing trend but rather a vital imperative, a way of thinking that deeply influences soil health, our well-being, and the perpetuation of the microbiome that intertwines with our being. When we speak of sustainable agriculture, we're not referring to a fleeting idea [...]
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The olive, an iconic symbol of Mediterranean landscapes, unveils a often overlooked reality: it is not merely a tree but rather a captivating shrub with unique characteristics. Its majestic presence and longevity can deceive, yet the truth is that the olive tree's structure develops more akin to a shrub than a traditional tree. This captivating shrub, with its silver leaves and knotted branches, holds profound historical and cultural significance in Mediterranean [...]
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In the captivating region of Puglia, in the heart of southern Italy, the red grape varieties Primitivo and Negroamaro emerge as authentic expressions of the local terroir, capturing the essence of sun and soil. While both are celebrated for producing robust and full-bodied wines, the nuances between Primitivo and Negroamaro offer a unique taste experience. Primitivo is known for its richness in fruitiness, with prevalent notes of black cherry, blackberry, [...]
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