The scent of ripe red fruits precedes the full-bodied flavour of grapes grown in our luxuriant south-facing vineyards. This ruby red wine is the intriguing result of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo and Merlot grapes. Its robust character recalls the strength of the Aragonese garrisons for whom the Torre Bollita was built in the 16th century to defend the local population living along the coast of the Ionian Sea. Today, the tower is located within the Battifarano estate.
Fruity aromas are released in the glass creating a harmonious fragrance. The brilliant yellow colour with hints of green recalls the rediscovered life of the vineyards which, after thousands of years of agricultural use, had been sadly neglected and reduced to swamps. The reclamation of this area, known as Paglie di Battifarano, was completed in the 1950s, successfully restoring these sea-facing lands to their former glory. Today they are used to cultivate full-bodied, characterful Greco grapes.
Spices from Mediterranean woodlands and extracts of red fruits combine to create the rich fragrance of this well-structured red wine. Produced with Primitivo grapes traditionally used for the grape harvest festival, this is a symposium wine, almost a ceremonial wine. It was referred to as àkratos oinos by the ancient Greeks and the Oenotrians who lived centuries ago in this area where the Battifarano family has been working for generations. A pure, refined wine that could only be drunk by the powerful God Dionysus – mere mortals had to dilute it with water.
The fragrance of flowers and fresh fruit in a bright and full-bodied rosé wine produced with Primitivo grapes after a 24-hour maceration process. Primitivo were the first grapes to be harvested in Southern Italy, their picking traditionally marking the start of the grape harvest festival. Akratos Rosato is a fresh and persistent wine which lends itself to celebrations. Its name recalls the pure oinos (undiluted wine) that was offered to the God Dionysus by the ancient Greeks who left important artefacts in the area that is now the Battifarano estate.
A first clue as to the fruity notes of banana and Golden Delicious apple is given by the straw-yellow colour. A Chardonnay wine with a full flavour that recalls the warm summers of Southern Italy and the fresh stream Toccacielo that flows through the vineyards of the Battifarano estate into the Ionian Sea. Toccacielo means ‘touch the sky’, an appropriate name for a full-bodied wine with a high alcohol content: the perfect accompaniment to Italian cuisine.
With strong vinous aromas and an intense, bright, ruby red colour, this tannic wine originates in the Merlot vineyards of the Battifarano estate. The south-facing clay loam soil ensures a full-bodied aroma with a high alcohol content, a wine which goes well with Italian food. Toccacielo (literally ‘touch the sky’) is the name of the stream that flows through the area but also reflects the quality of this excellent wine.
A sweet, smooth, original, and natural raisin wine with aromas of black pepper and coffee and notes of red fruits, Sacro Dono is made by drying Pinot Nero grapes on the vine after cutting the vine-arm. With a low yield per hectare, this is a well-structured wine, full flavoured from the beginning and with elegant and harmonious tannins on the finish.
This wine is named after the river that flows through the Battifarano estate, referred to on ancient maps as Toccaculo (literally ‘touching the bottom’), since women had to lift their skirts to cross the river and were therefore ‘touched’ by it. It is a full-bodied wine with strong aromas from the lands close to the river. The grapes are a special crossed variety, the result of a combination of ancient vines and carefully selected clones.
Our Curaffanni wine is the result of the selection of the best grapes from our farm winery. After a precise fermentation, the wine is aged for 24 months in small French oak barrels resulting in a fine and high-quality wine. It is a ‘meditation wine’, ideal for relieving the stress of a long working day.