Meticuloius Relationship of Vines and Terroir
In the historic town of Manduria, surrounded by beaches and landscapes, nestles a beautiful winery – Felline. The estate symbolizes a meticulous relationship between grapes and terroirs of Apulia. Many rare wines, made from almost-extinct vines, namely Sussumaniello and Ottavianello, are produced here. With a very new approach, young winemakers take care of all the operations of the winery – a scene worth witnessing.
Reshaping Apulian Wines
Started in 1996, Felline has evolved itself into the Puglian wine protagonist. Gregory, the owner, along with young winemakers and viticulturists, began a project Academy of Racemes that today has given a new shape to the development of Apulian wines and grapes. The estate became well-known for its flagship Primitivo di Manduria and got back-to-back Tre Bicchieri wins from Gambero Rosso, a leading food and wine magazine. Many ancient native grape varieties are also rediscovered here.
Producing Rare Wines Made From Endangered Vines
Majority of Felline’s vineyards are situated in the medieval region of Manduria, where Gregory and various small growers cultivate the whopping number of grapes. It includes excellent Primitivo, Negroamaro, Susumaniello, Fiano, Vermentino, and Verdeca, along with some rare vines. In the vineyards, different soils are present, each contributing a unique characteristic to the fruit.
After collecting the best bunches through manual harvesting, the berries are moved to the cellar for soft pressing and fermentation. There are an exclusive barrel and bottling rooms for maturation and refining of grains. Today, under renowned DOP and IGT labels, Felline delivers delicious red, white, and rose wines, together with award-winning sparkling and dessert wines.