We are delighted to welcome Agrinatura Italian Biodynamic wine to our portfolio. 8th generation winemaker Giancarlo Ceci watches over the vineyard which is situated just above the famous Italy boot on the Adriatic Sea, an area that is perfectly suited for the production of fine wines. The Giancarlo Ceci Farm is in the surrounding area of Andria in the Puglia region of Italy, near Bari in Apulia, at an altitude of 250 meters a.s.l. For more than 200 years, the Ceci family has cultivated the land with the greatest respect for nature and traditions.
Giancarlo Ceci, with the Agrinatura line, was a pioneer in growing and marketing organic products and was one of the first certified organic producers in Italy. In 2000, fresh grape vines were planted over an area of 70 hectares and the first organic wine production took place in 2004. The vineyard received USDA organic certification in 2006. In December 2011 Giancarlo Ceci’s Agrinatura became Demeter Certified Biodynamic.
The Unique Vineyard Producing Italian Biodynamic Wine
The soil is shallow and permeable thanks to the chalky layers that facilitate the vines taking root and their careful irrigation. Giancarlo Ceci still cultivates the land in the traditional manner, without machinery, with the utmost respect for his land and resulting products. Grapes are harvested by hand or gently by machinery, then brought to the nearby production facility for immediate processing. With ceaseless high-quality consciousness, Giancarlo Ceci invested in the finest state-of-the-art organic wine making equipment as well as an acclaimed winemaker. The wines are fermented and aged in steel vats which are carefully regulated under computer controlled temperatures. Read more about the Giancarlo Ceci Farm.
The award-winning Agrinatura wines are sold throughout Europe, and select varieties are now available in the United States under the CASTEL DEL MONTE DOC label including a beautiful unoaked Parco Naturale White Blend and a Parco Naturale Red Blend of traditional Italian grape varieties from the Puglia region of Italy. These beautiful wines are available now for distribution nationwide.
Demeter Biodynamic Certified
Bright ruby color with purple hues. Nose of blood orange, alcohol-soaked cherries, and menthol. Fragrant on the palate, velvety on the tongue, full of fruit flavors and spices with a long finish.
Luca Maroni – Wine Expert – 90 points
Merano Wine Awards – 90 points
Demeter Biodynamic Certified
Straw yellow color with greenish hue. Nose of chamomile, pear, and apple. Mineral on the palate, floral and fruit notes corresponding with nose. Finish is rich in flavor and complexity.
Luca Maroni – Wine Expert – 91 points
Behind the Parco Naturale Label
As Giancarlo Ceci converted his winery to Biodynamic, he paid great attention to the control of the entire production chain: from the cultivation of land to the final consumer. The modern winery includes a guesthouse surrounded by a forest of oaks at the service of guests for the tasting of products. The Parco Naturale label embodies the beautiful winery and its “natural park”-like surroundings which are preserved and cultivated to create a healthy ecosystem with thriving biodiversity.
Be a Bee – Video
We are proud to present you a look at Agrinatura from the point of view of a bee, the real Queen of the Giancarlo Ceci organic fields.