Collection: Giustini

Patrovaro, Puglia

Giustini vineyard beside Mare Piccolo in Taranto Puglia

Giustini is a family winery built on 3 generations of hard work.  Grandfather, Salvatore Papadopoli, worked his way from farm worker to managing great Pugliese estates for wealthy landowners.  Together with his brother, Ciro, they started to cherry pick vineyards.  When, joined by his youngest son, Giuseppe, Giustini finally began.  The winery opened in 2005 but was soon outgrown.  In 2015 a new cellar,  large enough to make wines from their 40 hectares of vineyards was finished.

Giuseppe now works with his sons, Salvatore and Federico.  They specialise in making wines from just local grape varieties, Primitivo being the most important.  Interestingly, their range includes a lovely Minutolo and some Fiano.

The vineyards are scattered, the Avoglia wines are mainly made from grapes grown around Uggiano Montefusco, to the south of Sava, where iron-rich, red-brown clays pad the limestone.