THE REDISCOVERY OF AN ANCIENT PLACE WHERE IT’S CULTIVATE A PASSION: PRODUCING WINE
The winery Cantine Le Grotte was created in 2014 in order to recover the centuries-old wine tradition implemented by the farm of Franco Dell’Erba Group in Apricena (FG), world leader in the extraction and processing of marble. It has as its corporate mission the production of quality wines and the enhancement of its territory.
The vineyards, located in the countryside of Apricena (FG) at the foot of Gargano, are rooted in calcareous soils rich in minerals, the same in which the best Apricena Stone is cultivated.
The landscape in which Cantine Le Grotte are immersed is characterized by the lagoon of Lesina that separates the Gargano from Tremiti Islands and gives the intense aromas that make up the predominant feature in the wine production.
The vineyards extend over an area of about 52 hectares and are characterized by the red wines with the qualities of Merlot, Syrah, Montepulciano, Primitivo and the autochthonous D.O.P. Nero di Troia, while for the white wines with the varieties of Bombino, Trebbiano, Chardonnay, Moscato and Falanghina.
Cantine Le Grotte are equipped with a welcoming tasting room and an internal company sales point that can accommodate customers and visitors and also guide them in an “Enotour” where you can visit the cellars, get to know the producers and the winemaking systems. The company operates in a short supply chain, working grapes and olives of own production.
The company also organizes a series of important cultural events, including the “Francigena Wine Festival” and in the splendid setting of the Cave di Marmo takes place every year the well-known musical event SuonInCava.
The company staff is composed by the owner Pasquale Dell’Erba and the administrative and commercial director Biagio Cruciani.
You can buy wines and oil produced directly by Cantine Le Grotte from the online store.
- Sico Bianco Falanghina IGP
- Sico Nero Di Troia Red IGP
- Sico Bombino White – Puglia IGP
- Sico Syrah Red – IGP
- Petrata – Nero Di Troia Red IGP
- Petrata Trebbiano White IGP
- Selva Della Rocca Red
- Selva Della Rocca Rosé
- Selva Della Rocca Falanghina
- Silva Bella Spumante White
- Silva Bella Spumante Rosé
Olive Oil produced:
- Grottino – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 250ml
- Grottino – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 500ml
- Grottino – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 750ml
- Grottino – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 3 liter can
- Grottino – Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 5 liter can