Ognissole, Canosa di Puglia, Barletta-Andria-Trani, Puglia, Italy.
Ognissole is where tradition and vision meet passion, expertise, and respect, combined with a solid identity rooted in the territory. Ognissole is a story of sunlight, wind, and Murge, with its two key productive centres located a region that has always been devoted to viticulture: the Cefalicchio estate to the North, between Canosa di Puglia and Castel del Monte, and its other estate exclusively dedicated to Primitivo, about 100 km South, on the Gioia del Colle plateau.
The name “Ognissole”, of Greek origin, is mentioned in a poem of Leonida di Taranto (third Century B.C.) that describes this land as full of charm and covered by the sun for most of the day. Ognissole embodies the essence of Puglia where the sun and the influence of the sea give richness, character and elegance to the grapes. The logo is a detailed re-interpretation of a mosaic found in a “domus” built between the end of the third century and the beginning of the second century B.C., now stored in the National Archeological Museum of Taranto.
Cefalicchio is a biodynamic winery (with Demeter certification) located in the hills of Canosa di Puglia (province of Barletta-Andria-Trani) populated by vineyards, pines and olive trees. The conversion to the biodynamic method started back in 1992 and since then the objective was to create a productive structure perfectly integrated with the surrounding ecosystem. The original nucleus of the property was a historic villa of the XVI century, completed over time by other external structures. Cefalicchio vineyards are situated in the two most vocated viticulture areas in the North of Puglia: Castel del Monte and Trani. Nero di Troia is the native varietal dominating the scene in the former, while in the latter white Moscato expresses its highest potential giving birth to wonderful aromatic wines.
The winery adopts vinicultural methods that are fully respectful of the ecosystem. In Canosa, the wine production has been biodynamic since 1992, in compliance with the Demeter standards: across the 25 hectares of vineyards, wild herbs grow alongside the grapevines to provide nutriment and balance to the soil. All around are fruit trees, almond trees, pines, and plenty of woodland. The Gioia del Colle cultivation is organic: 14 hectares, 400 metres above sea level on a plateau that is constantly reached by the wind, even in the summer evenings by virtue of the two seas - the Adriatic and the Ionian - whose close presence deeply influences these areas. In 2017 the technical direction of the winery was entrusted to Luca D’Attoma, an internationally affirmed oenologist and biodynamics-expert: a decision that reflects Ognissole’s determination in following the respectful principles adopted in the vineyards throughout the entire wine-making process.
Ognissole is the result of a dream: create a single entrepreneurial project encompassing the richness of the whole Puglia region and its native varietals. The name “Ognissole”, of Greek origin, is mentioned in a poem of Leonida di Taranto (third Century B.C.) that describes this land as full of charm and covered by the sun for most of the day. The logo is a detailed re-interpretation of a mosaic found in a “domus” built between the end of the third century.
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