The vineyards

 

Feudi di terra d'Otranto has planted 25 hectares of vineyards in Veglie (Lecce province) with local vines such as Primitivo (Zinfandel) and Aglianico, as well as innovative vines, such as Syrah.The density of vines is of 5000 plants per hectare, grown on one-side "cordone speronato" which forms an inverted L system.The production per plant is controlled with pruning of the green parts and with thinning of the grape bunches in excess. In the most dry areas, if necessary, we practice emergency irrigation.The production per hectare is approx 60/65 hl of wine.Harvesting normally takes place in the first half of September and is both manual and mechanical.