Garofano Vigneti e Cantine, wines that narrate the Salento
The Negroamaro native vine variety is the original source of inspiration for the Garofano Vigneti e Cantine's main labels; each one safekeeping a story that wins people over by managing to transpose nuances of the sunny, Mediterranean area into a glass, and with such simplicity.
The Garofano wines, which recount this very dynamic part of the Apulia region so loved by travelers from all over the world, are produced out of full respect for the territory's calling: in the cellar, feelings and emotions are just as valuable as technique, culture and professionalism are.
Loyalty to the territory and to traditions, as well as a sense of gratitude towards the generous countryside, form the solid base on which consistent research work and innovation is carried out.
The wines, four different expressions of Negroamaro
Le Braci reveals a complex structure, which is obtained through forced withering of the grape berries. This wine, coming from 100% pure Negroamaro grapes, develops its potential already during the aging process in small wooden barrels: the wine thus acquires a fresh aroma and a regal sumptuousness.
Girofle rosé represents the flagship wine of the production. It can be thought of as a poetic wine, all the way down to its unmistakable color which seemingly pays homage to the sunrises over the sea that the Salento so graciously offers. The wine mirrors all values that are tied to tradition and to the roots of high quality Salento wines. Girofles unique character is what has made it one of the most appreciated of Italian rosé wines.
Eloquenzia, Copertino DOP (Protected Designation of Origin), is the wine which bears witness more than any other one to the deep-seated tie that exists to this area. Red with a traditional style, it is elegant and fresh, with an intense ruby red color. A true classic, in its ways and in its expression, as representative of a DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) ever since 1976, small in size, but my no means any less in regards to wine quality and for the uniqueness it possesses on a territorial level.
Simpotica, an elegant and austere red, comes from clusters of Negroamaro originating from selected, small grapevine trees. It is dedicated to convivial drinking, one of the most important forms of socializing in the world of ancient Greece. With a strong and fresh flavor, intense and spicy aromas, it is a balanced red with a tannic structure that does not disappoint the palate. “Be happy and drink well”.