The name “Ognissole”, of Greek origin, is mentioned in a poem of Leonida di Taranto (third Century B.C.) that describes this land as full of charm and covered by the sun for most of the day. Ognissole embodies the essence of Puglia where the sun and the influence of the sea give richness, character and elegance to the grapes. The logo is a detailed re-interpretation of a mosaic found in a “domus” built between the end of the third century and the beginning of the second century B.C., now stored in the National Archeological Museum of Taranto.
Ognissole is the result of a dream: create a single entrepreneurial project encompassing the richness of the whole Puglia region and its native varietals. The name “Ognissole”, of Greek origin, is mentioned in a poem of Leonida di Taranto (third Century B.C.) that describes this land as full of charm and covered by the sun for most of the day. The logo is a detailed re-interpretation of a mosaic found in a “domus” built between the end of the third century.
Ognissole is where tradition and vision meet passion, expertise, and respect, combined with a solid identity rooted in the territory. Ognissole is a story of sunlight, wind, and Murge, with its two key productive centres located a region that has always been devoted to viticulture: the Cefalicchio estate to the North, between Canosa di Puglia and Castel del Monte, and its other estate exclusively dedicated to Primitivo, about 100 km South, on the Gioia del Colle plateau.
Cefalicchio is a biodynamic winery (with Demeter certification) located in the hills of Canosa di Puglia (province of Barletta-Andria-Trani) populated by vineyards, pines and olive trees.
The conversion to the biodynamic method started back in 1992 and since then the objective was to create a productive structure perfectly integrated with the surrounding ecosystem.
The original nucleus of the property was a historic villa of the XVI century, completed over time by other external structures.
Cefalicchio vineyards are situated in the two most vocated viticulture areas in the North of Puglia: Castel del Monte and Trani. Nero di Troia is the native varietal dominating the scene in the former, while in the latter white Moscato expresses its highest potential giving birth to wonderful aromatic wines.
The winery adopts vinicultural methods that are fully respectful of the ecosystem. In Canosa, the wine production has been biodynamic since 1992, in compliance with the Demeter standards: across the 25 hectares of vineyards, wild herbs grow alongside the grapevines to provide nutriment and balance to the soil. All around are fruit trees, almond trees, pines, and plenty of woodland. The Gioia del Colle cultivation is organic: 14 hectares, 400 metres above sea level on a plateau that is constantly reached by the wind, even in the summer evenings by virtue of the two seas - the Adriatic and the Ionian - whose close presence deeply influences these areas. In 2017 the technical direction of the winery was entrusted to Luca D’Attoma, an internationally affirmed oenologist and biodynamics-expert: a decision that reflects Ognissole’s determination in following the respectful principles adopted in the vineyards throughout the entire wine-making process.
Murgia is a diversified territory, with an outstanding history and great agricultural traditions, characterised by calcareous presence not only in sub-soils - where you will find intricate galleries, bottlenecks and stalactites - but also in the traditional buildings such as trulli, castles and local country houses (masseria). The landscape is characterised by the white buildings of the old towns, the massive castles to protect the territory, the old country houses, the unique roofs of trulli and typical lamie (turf made farmers’ houses).
On June 11th 2018 you can taste Ognissole wines at “Radici del Sud”, Castello Sannicandro di Bari, the fair of the indigenous wines from the Southern Italy where journalists, wine- buyers and many other guests animated by passion and curiosity.
We’re waiting for you!
Info: T. 0825 986680 -www.ivinidiradici.com
From 9 to 12 April, Ognissole wines will be at Vinitaly 2017, the biggest and full of Italian news wine fair. Our stand is located in pavilion B – position 49… we are waiting for you to taste together the new vintages!
Info: +39 0825 986686 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lino and Pia are two special cuckoo whistles, cuccù, for the bottle realized exclusively for OGNISSOLE by the design studio Dossofiorito.
These little birds in glazed ceramic have been inspired by the traditional animal shaped clay whistles that are typical of Puglia and especially of Grottaglie, an ancient ceramic district not far from the OGNISSOLE estate in Manduria.
Once attached to the neck of a bottle, the little birds act as stopper and pourer for the wine, and most importantly, they reveal their distinctive trait: Lino and Pia, in fact, “chirp” at the flow of the wine, thanks to their inner conformation that makes them a sort of new typology of the cuccù object.
Just pouring the wine will make Pino and Lia twitter! An ordinary gesture to create a new and joyful atmosphere, within conviviality.
We are glad to share some great news: our rosè wine Mirante has been rewarded with 90 points by Wine Advocate, a recognition that truly fills us with pride!
A good chance to discover all flavors of Apulia with the Charcutier Salvatore Cautero and with the Apulian winery Ognissole.
Don’t miss this new meeting of taste…because what is GOOD attracts!
Info: CASEARI CAUTERO, Piazzetta Pontecorvo, Napoli, T. +39 081 5497236
From 1 to 5 August 2014, Ognissole wines will wait for you in Maglie (LE) at “Il Mercatino del Gusto”.
Five days dedicated to the wine and food culture. Maglie town, in the heart of Salento, will become a place where people from Salento and tourists will meet and confront each other: a glass of wine and a dish of “fave and cicorie” are the best way to discover the identity, the history and the tradition of different communities. Don’t miss it!