TENUTA DEL TRAVALE

TENUTA DEL TRAVALE

TENUTA DEL TRAVALE

TENUTA DEL TRAVALE

TENUTA DEL TRAVALE

The perfect country is that which lacks nothing of natural happiness, and abounds with everything necessary for the use of human life.
I believe that such a country was among the three quarters of the world only Europe, as the land most subject to the Sun, and of Europe the most elected part was Italy, and of Italy, the one that advances every land condition I believe that it was the province of Calabria. Because what is good is produced all over Italy for use by itself, a greater number is produced in Calabria for use by itself and all of Italy; that for this reason our ancients called it Calabria, from Calo and Brio, which means “good surplus and abundant”; as clearly anyone who considers the fertility and abundance of Calabria in all things knows.

– G. Marafioti, Croniche et Antichità di Calabria

Tenuta del Travale was founded in 1993, when its owners took over an abandoned estate, radically transforming it.
In 2007 the ancient vineyard, now almost unproductive, was completely explanted. Two hectares, positioned on two opposite sides, of equal extension, are terraced following the natural slope and then replanted with the current varieties of Nerello Mascalese (80%) and Nerello Cappuccino (20%), framed by a centuries-old olive grove.

The estate, which covers 5 hectares, is located in Travale di Rovito, just 9 km from Cosenza and at an ideal altitude for winemaking (520mt. above sea level), in a historically very suitable area.
The small size of the vineyard has imposed high quality production criteria, which are moreover consistent with the philosophy of life of its owners.
The cultivation is entirely by hand, also because it is forced by the sensitive slope of the terraces, with a deliberately very low yield per plant.
The vineyard, due to its location, is exposed to the sun throughout the day and is affected by important climatic changes also due to the influence of nearby Sila.