Exporter to Europe Exporter to North and Central America

Dell'Erba Pasquale

Via Italia, 17, 71011 Apricena
Italy

Telephone +39 0882 642321
Fax +39 0882 642669
info@cantinelegrotte.it

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 16 / A31
 Interactive hall map

Hall map

ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand A31

Fairground map

ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  • 01.01.09.14  Puglia

Our products

Product category: Puglia

Nero Di Troia IGP

Year of production 2015
Elevation 70/90 meters s.l.r.
Location vineyards Apricena (FG)
Harvest time Last week of September
Vinification technique Temperature-controlled fermentation
Bottling date March
Alcohol content 13.00 %vol
Total acidity 5,5 g/l
Ph 3.5
Colour Bright ruby red
Flavour Fruited with hints of blackberry
Taste Smooth, slightly sweet, pleasantly wrapping
Service temperature 18- 20 °C
Food matching It goes well with fresh cheese, main dishes and read meat or beef
Ripening Steel

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Product category: Puglia

Petrata Bianco

First year of production 2015
Type of grapes Trebbiano IGP Puglia
Elevation 70/90 meters s.l.r.
Location vineyards Apricena (FG)
Harvest time Last week of September
Vinification technique Temperature-controlled fermentation
Bottling date March
Alcohol content 13.00 %vol
Total acidity 5,8 g/l
Ph 3.3
Colour Golden colour with green refelctions
Flavour Slightly fruited and flowered
Taste Fresh, smooth, refined
Service temperature 8-10 °C
Food matching It goes well with hors d'oeuvre, main fish dishes
Ripening In steel

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Product category: Puglia

Syrah

First year of production 2014
Type of grapes Syrah 100 % - IGP
Typical Geographic Indication
Elevation 70/90 meters s.l.r.
Location vineyards Apricena (FG)
Harvest time Last week of September
Vinification technique Termochecked
Bottling date June
Alcohol content 14.00 %vol
Total acidity 5,5 g/l
Ph 3,45
Colour Ruby red colour
Flavour Red berries fruit perfume
Taste Yellow round well structured taste
Service temperature 18- 20 °C
Food matching It goes well with meat, cheese and cold cuts
Ripening Steel

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About us

Company details

Our history has deep roots

The Cantine Le Grotte winery was created in 2014 in order to recoup the centuries-old winemaking tradition characterizing the territory of Fondo Grotte, the farming estate owned by the Gruppo Franco Dell’Erba, a stone extraction firm in Apricena, Foggia.
The vineyards, located in the Apricena countryside at the feet of the Gargano, have their roots in calcareous soil rich in minerals, the same in which the finest Apricena Stone is quarried.

The landscape surrounding Cantine Le Grotte features the Lesina lagoon that sep arates the Gargano from the Tremiti Islands and provides the intense aromas that are the predominant characteristic oft hteh wines made here.

The vineyards cover an area of about 40 hectares (100 acres) and the grapes grown are Merlot, Syrah, Montepulciano, Petit Verdou and the indigenous DOP Nero di Troia for the red wines, and Bombino, Trebbiano, Moscato and Falanghina for the whites.

The commitment to restore the centuries-old Fondo Grotte winemaking tradition will be concretized in 2015/2016 by planting new grape varieties like Primitivo and Chardonnay, which will enlarge the vineyards to 52 hectares; international and indigenous grapes will be grown.

The cellars are newly built and equipped with the latest equipment and technology. Only the winery’s own grapes are used to make its wines. Underway is completion of a barrel room that will allow the winery to mature its wines in oak barrels, and an inviting tasting room in which to welcome customers and visitors in the finest way, as could only occur at Cantine Le Grotte.

The winery staff consists of owner Pasquale Dell’Erba, enologist/technician Ciro Spadone and administrative and business manàger Biagio Cruciani.

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