Masso Antico is an eclectic range of wines from Southern Italy. Produced in the province of Puglia by our winemakers Daniele and Carlo, Masso Antico wines are modern interpretations of classic local grape varieties.
Our name derives from the old farmhouse or ‘Masseria’ which was built on our first ever vineyards in Puglia. This very imposing ‘Masseria’ was covered by a huge old gnarled grape vine, which has since become our mark and the symbol of our roots and strong attachment to our land.
Situated on the ‘heel’ of Italy, Puglia is a fairly flat area which means the vineyards benefit from cooling air from the sea which is largely uninterrupted and provides relief from the very hot summer weather. Puglia has been transformed over the years from region producing grapes destined for other parts of Italy to a high-quality wine producing province focusing on indigenous grape varieties. Some of the grapes we grow in this area are grown using the vine training method known as “Alberello”, which has ancient origins and is typical of the Mediterranean area of Italy. It was developed to compensate the lack of water and the very hot climate. The now very rare Alberello system represents a very important part of the cultural and oenological heritage of Puglia.