Cantina Giara

Mons-Roni Cannitum

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IGP Bianco di Puglia

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Italy > Puglia

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Grape varieties

Moscatello Selvatico, Verdeca, Malvasia
Verdeca 70% – Malvasia 20% – Moscatello Selvatico 10%

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Back in time there were two villages, Montrone and Canneto and they were rivals. Later, they were joined and turned into a single town called Adelfia, from the Greek adelphos, which means “brotherhood”. Mons-Roni Cannitum was born with this ancient feud in mind, and with the idea of creating a wine that would unite the two towns in an ideal hug. The wine is obtained from 70% Verdeca, 20% Malvasia and 10% Moscatello Selvatico grapes. The vineyards are cultivated over calcareous-clay soils and with the use of biodynamic practices. Harvest is done by hand with the use of small wooden crates. Fermentation is spontaneous, without addition of any kind of yeast. Wine is unfiltered unfined, and aged in steel after a long maceration on the skins.


Skin-contact (orange)
Summer Wine

Hard facts

Practicing organic
Practicing biodynamic
No added SO2
Hand harvest
Native yeast


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Age of the vines:

35 years

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Winemaking notes:

Natural fermentation with native yeasts 6-9 days maceration in stainless steel. No temperature control.

Elevage details:

Aged 12 months in steel.


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Production (~bottles per year):


About Cantina Giara

Cantina Giara is located in a magical corner of Puglia not far from Adelfia, in the province of Bari, surrounded with meadows, wild orchards, old vineyards and wild forests. Giorgio Nicassio’s family has been making wine on this beautiful land since his grandfather started in the late 80’s. This tradition is now kept alive and flourishing by Giorgio, who has dedicated his passion to making living, vibrant natural wines that express terroir and his vision without compromise. Giorgio’s unflinching and loving focus is on traditional local varieties and guiding them towards becoming unforgettable wines. These grapes include Primitivo, Verdeca, Malvasia, Greco, Fiano and Moscatello Selvatico.

The work in the vineyard follows strict biodynamic guidelines, with the aim of favoring health and biodiversity of the soils and the environment. The vineyards grow on calcareous soils and range from 35 to 65 years of age, many trained with the traditional and almost extinct “Tendone Vecchio Impianto” method. Giorgio’s “natural wine” philosophy aims at elevating the most unadulterated and pure expression of fruit and terroir. This translates in the cellar, where he only works with wild fermentations without temperature control, never using winemaking additives, fining nor filtration. The soul and strength of the skins, for both reds and especially whites, are vital elements in unleashing a wine’s potential in Giorgio’s opinion, so maceration is at the center of his work. Giorgio likes to define himself as a humble craftsman of wine, with each of his wines displaying a different character just like a living being would. From the 2020 vintage, all of the wines are bottled without addition of SO2.

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