Why “la cona”?
La Cona is the canal that, through an underground route, currently crosses the village of San Donaci.
In the year 1107 the Byzantine monks, escaped from Constantinople for the persecutions of the Turks, settled around that canal and erected a small church with the fresco of the icon of the Madonna of Constantinople, reason why the canal was called CONA, ( icon of the Madonna).
Around the channel CONA, with the little church of the Madonna that was at the beginning of the current Via Machiavelli, the very first settlement of the village of San Donaci was born.
Near the channel CONA and the little church of the Madonna the Byzantine monks planted the oldest vineyard of San Donaci from which the vineyard produced wine for their sustenance and for the celebration of Holy Mass.
Name: La Cona
Classification: Negroamaro IGP Salento
Blend: 100% Negroamaro
Environment: Ferrous with calcareous features.
Gradazione Alcolica: 14 %
Breeding system: Double spurred cordon
Harvest: In the box
Fermentation: 24° in steel tanks
Affinamento: Six months in steel with short wooden passage
Pairing: Red meat, roast meet , aged cheeses
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red color with purple reflections.
The wine releases marked aromas of plum and berries,
with a spicy bouquet of cloves and eucalyptus notes.
In the mouth it is soft, with velvety tannins
and a persistent end of black cherry.
Service Temperature: 16-18°