Native vines treated with passion and awareness of their importance, make Tenute Sannella a missionary who talks about wines of uncompromising quality.
This estate stands on a narrow hill between the Gargano and the Dauno sub-Apennines, in a very particular pedo – climatic context.
The mild and always ventilated microclimate, thanks to the nearby Adriatic Sea, and the nature of the calcareous – clayey soil, allow the grapes to ripen in a progressive and balanced way. From the 2017 vintage, both the vineyards and the cellar can boast of the organic certification, confirming the extreme attention paid to respect for the environment, the cultivation of grapes and the production of wines.
On the slopes of the Gargano, nestled between the Dauno sub-Apennines and the gentle hills that descend slowly to the board, there is a place where history and geography give life to precious gems of taste and “bien vivre”.
It is the small town of San Severo, a rustic center, rich in traditions, where time seems to stand still when our grandparents still tell of ancient traditions, where the countryside has always been the center of everyday life, and the art of looking after and cultivating it is handed down from generation to generation to enhance their most typical products.
In a fascinating symphony of colors, from the yellow of the wheat to the silvery green of the olive trees, we find the infinite shades of the vineyards; and in the center of this setting, there is this small town that summarizes in its streets and architecture the charm of a timeless place: San Severo, in fact.
According to legend, San Severo was founded by the hero Diomede. But its story is more exciting than any imaginary tale: once the Benedictines stopped here on their way to Monte Sant’Angelo. Historical personalities such as Emperor Charles V of Spain stayed here.
In the shadow of Baroque buildings such as the Cathedral and the Collegiate Church of San Giovanni Battista, a small part of the history of Italy has been made. A land of farmers, but also of history, a land of great winemaking tradition. In its native vines, in its people, in its mild and always ventilated microclimate thanks to the nearby Adriatic sea, the Tenuta Coppadoro is born. There is a long history in these young wines; what you are about to discover in these pages.
"The wine pushes me, the vinofolle, which makes even the wisest man sing and makes him laugh softly and forces him to dance, and gets out of word, that he is better off unspoken."
The suggestive lakes of Lesina or Varano. In Daunia, nature reserves endless surprises, such as the oranges that ripen all year round, the Umbra Forest, with its colonies of fallow deer, the favorite hunting area of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia and the 60 varieties of wild orchids that bloom in the Mattinata area. But the “door of the Gargano” is also known for the frank and generous character of its people, which is found in the food and wine tradition of the region.
From the freshest fish caught with the traditional “trabucco”, to cheeses with a very sweet heart and oils with an intense aftertaste, we discover unforgettable flavors and suggestions. But a separate place belongs to wine. San Severo is at the foot of the Gargano, in the middle of Daunia, an area particularly suited for the cultivation of quality vineyards as evidenced by the DOC received in 1968 first in Puglia and sixth in Italy, it is the flagship of an economy capable of making every vine, every plot, every innovation bear fruit to the fullest. With one certainty: that of bringing the unmistakable bouquet of the land of Puglia on everyone’s lips.