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Tintilia: south Italy wine excellence!

Pasquale Di Lena talks us about Tintilia

"It's a wine that bears witness of Molise, and it is the most representative of the Molise native vines"... Pasquale di Lena, in this video interview, talks us about Tintilia wine and how much Tintilia expresses Molise country, in terms of aromas and flavors too.

Grand Prix Tintilia and Native Vines

Termoli will host the "Best Sommelier of ASPI Italia" CONTEST and the 1st edition of the "GRAN PREMIO TINTILIA E VITIGNI AUTOCTONI" (Grand Prix Tintilia and Native Vines), during the event "DIVINOLIO ITALY" expected to be held from 20 to 23 September 2012.

TintiliaMolise meets Cantine Catabbo - Video interview

The farm we're introducing today is Catabbo of San Martino in Pensilis, born from the passion of Mr. Vincenzo and now carried on with verve and innovation by his sons Sara, Carla and Pasquale. Cantine Catabbo have in fact been able to decline the Tintilia grape in new forms such as passito, sparkling wine and rosé. We talked about this and much more with the farm's enologist, Giuseppe Pirro.

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What is Tintilia?

Tintilia vine is deemed the most important vine of the Molise tradition. Some decades ago there were many doubts about its origin and its genetic and morphologic characteristics: nowadays it is possible to state that Tintilia vine arrived in Molise during the Spanish domination. Its name could hence be originated from “Tinto”, meaning “red” in spanish. Tintilia adjusted itself to the new environments thanks to its great spirit of adaptability, and spred over the whole territory, so as to be considered Molise’s most important variety, also used to give colour and body to existing wines.

We present one amoung our farms:

In Baranello - a country adjacent to Campobasso - Livio Palazzo's ancestors produced wine and wheat. The wine was sold in the city wineries and to the shepherds working in the near "tratturo". Quality and flavor of their grapes were so popular that in the 30s and the 40s they were exported even to Germany.

Around 1960 the disappearance of transhumance, and the subsequent awards given by the European Community for extirpation, led to the displacement of viticulture to the coastal areas and the meltdown of mountain viticulture and winemaking, which was characterized by low yields and small plots of land, a phenomenon struck Baranello too.

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