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The Cantore Farms of Castelforte in Puglia
The company Cantore di Castelforte includes 600 hectares and 4 farms located between the province of Taranto and Lecce. They make an average production of 25.000 quintals of wine per year, which means, eventually, 3.000.000 of bottles. The goal is to bring to the market a 100% of bottled product. There are also 1.500 quintals of extra virgin olive oil.
- Centonze Company
- Tre Torri Company
- Mazzetta Company
- Cicimaia Company
- Wine making company of Manduria (Taranto – Italy)
The heart of the company is the Centonze farm built at the beginning of 1900. Its architectural profile has become the symbol of Cantore group. Its extension is impressive: 250 hectares. Fifty hectares are cultivated with olive trees, 40 hectares sown with wheat and the remaining part is covered with vines (most of them producing Primitivo di Manduria Doc , Denomination of controlled origin). The farm includes an oil press, built in 2000, where only the olives produced by Cantore can be transformed in olive oil and bottled. Tre Torri farm is totally made of vines, producing mostly and exactly for 70% Primitivo and for 30% international wines. Mazzetta farm is not too far from Manduria, but we have to move from the Province of Taranto to the Province of Lecce. They were part of the Land of Otranto until 80 years ago. The main products of this farm are wine (Salice Salentino Doc) and some wheat. Cicimaia farm is also located in the well known area of SaliceSalentino. Most of it is covered with valuable vines of Salice Salentino Doc together with some wheat. The Wine Farm of Manduria was created 50 years ago and it is the one undergoing the deepest transformation. The original farm had a capacity of 40.000 quintals and a total extension of 7.000 square meters. Cantore di Castelforte has recently bought 3.000 more square meters. The new bottling line will spread out on 1.000 square meters and its machinery will be able to bottle and cork 3.000 bottles of wine per hour, as it already happens with extra virgin olive oil.