HISTORY AND COMPANY
The Torrevento winery extends over a vast territory within the Castel del Monte area, in the wildest part of north-western Murgia, and has significant numbers in terms of size, produced bottles and quality. The heart of the winery is the former eighteenth-century Benedictine monastery in the Torre del Vento district, purchased by the Liantonio family in 1948 and transformed into a cellar, home to a rural and traditional wine production. The Torrevento winery manages 500 hectares of vineyards in which only native vines are found: Troia grapes above all, but also Bombino nero e bianco, Moscato Reale, Pampanuto and Aglianico. The vineyards, spurred cordon or guyot, are partly cultivated organically and enjoy a phytosanitary defense that uses integrated control systems: an artificial intelligence that processes microclimatic data and prevents diseases such as downy mildew and 'powdery mildew. The climate, typically Mediterranean, presents favorable conditions for viticulture, such as strong temperature ranges and constant ventilation, while the terrain, wild and rocky as in the whole Murge plateau, has a medium-textured calcareous-clay consistency. In the Torrevento cellar, dug out of the rock of the monastery, the work done in the vineyard is respected and too long macerations and excessive use of the wood are avoided. The wine rests in 56 glass-concrete tanks and then in wooden containers of various sizes. Fresh and refined wines emerge, but also full-bodied, very pleasant, rich in fruit. Among the most active producers and committed to enhancing the denominations of nectars of Bacco and Castel del Monte, pioneers also of the certifications of business processes for food safety and ethical responsibility, Torrevento is a piece of the history of the Apulian wine Renaissance. A monument still able to amaze and innovate, to produce wines combining large numbers and high quality.