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Tenute Rubino, Italy

Tommaso Rubino, a firm believer in Salento's potential, acquired in the 1980's four separate estates to demonstrate the diversity of the region.

Jaddico, Marmorelle, Uggio and Punta Aquila stretch from the Adriatic coast to the hinterland of Brindisi. Tommaso's goal was to show Salento wine at it's very best and through the diverse range that his family now offer, made from local varietals like the fascinating Susamaniello and more well known ones such as Primitivo, they are well on their way.

Viticulture

The rediscovery of autochthonous grapes from Puglia is Tenute Rubino’s planting philosophy but innovation is represented in the wines which have a modern style, but still paying a strong attention towards tradition. In the vineyard most of the work is entrusted to women. It’s a job full of tasks which require care, skill and attention, and the Brindisi women have achieved a truly unique degree of experience. Tenute Rubino recognises manual labour as an essential factor for achieving quality and prestige. The Women’s harvest is a project to promote work in the vineyards as one of the key factors of the entire production process. All this translates into an event, organized every year in the estate of Jaddico, on one of the first weekends of September. A day of celebration in the countryside, open to journalists and to the public, during which they celebrate the great work of the women of Salento.

Winemaking

Manual harvest with controlled temperature fermentation and maceration in stainless steel.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Autochthonous grapes from Puglia, such as Malvasia, Negroamaro, Primitivo and Susaminiello.
  • Most of the vineyard work is entrusted to women, a tradition that dates back years and a skill that the local Brindisi women have perfected over the years.