History & Geography
Masseria Altemura lies in the heart of the Salento Peninsula, almost equidistant from Puglia’s two seas: the Ionian (20 km) and the Adriatic (16 km), in the famous wine area of Primitivo di Manduria. A unique location where the breezes of two seas meet and contribute to the creationof an extraordinary microclimate. Today the estate extends for 270 ha and encompasses the ancient masseria, the winery, the vineyards and the olive trees in one single unit.The surface area planted with vines totals 130 ha. The soil is composed of a mixture of elements in which the red clay soil of Salento and white calcareous rocks predominate. The rocky and mineral-rich soil is evidence of how these lands were once covered by sea water.