I Pàstini is a small, family-run winery in the Valle d’Itria in eastern central Puglia. Gianni Carparelli and his father, Donato, grow organic grapes on a limestone plateau co-planted to ancient (multi-millennia-old!) olive groves overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Located roughly in between the coastal towns of Brindisi and Bari, this terroir—known as the Valle d'Itria—is perfectly suited to producing dry, aromatic white wines of character and freshness. The magic of Rampone is the result of the intriguing Minutolo grape, a Pugliese originality, isolated and propagated by I Pàstini. It is distinguished by an incredible perfume of sweet lime blossoms as well as a gorgeous palate that balances savory, salty, floral, and fruit elements. Try it with simply prepared white fish, with great olive oil, wild herbs, and olives. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Late-winter vines at I Pàstini with a view of the town of Martina Franca
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol
Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa