The most recent studies trace the origins of wine to about 7000 years ago, between Europe and Asia. In particular in Georgia, a splendid nation with an incredible wine tradition, we find a unique refinement method, recognised as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Qvevri Method: in a nutshell, aging in terracotta jars buried underground.
As children growing up, long before our passion for wine was born, we knew that even in the Salento the Master Ceramists traditionally built huge jars (called capasoni in dialect) in which our grandparents kept olive oil and, fittingly, wine. Discovering the refinement in these amphorae, which allows the enhancement of the unique varietal of the wine, was so exciting for us that we wanted to entrust them with Giaramano, our Primitivo DOC Riserva. It takes its name from the labour and care of those who, with their hands (mani) entrust the product of the earth to the jars (giare). The result is a unique, elegant wine with a velvety taste.