Cantine Due Palme is a large cooperative cellar based in Cellino San Marco / Salento, deep in the heart of Apulia, the southerly heel of the Italian peninsula. Founded in 1989 from an idea of its President Mr. Angelo Maci, Cantine Due Palme has grown over the years up to 400 growers – carefully selected on the grounds of their owning old vines situated in premium sites – and it is recognized today as one of the finest large-scaled cellars operating in the region.
With over 2400 Ha of total vineyard holdings disseminated across the region’s foremost appellations, Cantine Due Palme offers a comprehensive lineup of classic Apulian wines made from native varietals, as well as a consistent quality level vintage after vintage.
Angelo Maci, a graduated agronomist at its third generation of winemakers, supervises the vineyard management at all stages throughout the growing season, up until harvest time, following closely each grower and monitoring the ripening of the grapes through weekly inspections.
Since the 90’s, the Cooperative has made substantial investments to increase production and improving quality, focusing on new technologies and development.
In the last twenty years, Cantine Due Palme has incorporated several significant wineries: Cantina Sociale Riforma Fondiaria in Cellino San Marco, one of the oldest Apulian cooperatives, founded in 1955; Cantina Sociale “Angelini” in San Pietro Vernotico, founded in 1961 and finally Cantina Sociale “San Gaetano” in Lizzano, founded in 1959, a great producer of Primitivo DOP Manduria.
Today Cantine Due Palme heads a portfolio of 25 labels, considered as the best wines in the Salento peninsula of Puglia, where the grapes benefit from the arid, rocky soils and warm winds from the Ionian and Adriatic Seas. The result is small knotted bunches of highly concentrated grapes with dense spicy flavour.