Le Vin Sud
Futuristic winemaking in an historic region.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
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The Campagna Family began making wine in Cerignola, in the Italian province of Foggia, in 1922. Its wine production has been non-stop since then, with passion, commitment and professionalism providing the common thread that has run through the four generations to have nurtured the business in their turn.
But it was the founding of Le Vin Sud in 1995 that marked the transition from a simple, relatively small-scale cellar to a major regional winemaker, and kicked off a period of impressive growth for the company’s ambitious fourth generation.
Le Vin Sud is the melting pot of the values and skills handed down from each generation to the next, and takes a methodical, scientific approach to every aspect of viniculture and winemaking. The winery is focused on local varieties including Trebbiano and Chardonnay white grapes, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Lambrusco, Negroamaro, and Primitivo red grapes.
Grapes are harvested from late August to mid-October, with health, condition, sugar content and acidity checked upon arrival to the cellar. The winery’s research laboratory boasts state-of-the-art equipment, and its expert staff are able to fine-tune fermentation and processing with consistency and precision. The specific types of products to be created from each year’s harvest are determined on the outcome of these rigorous tests.
Once fermentation is concluded, the wine is filtered and a series of assessments are made on the final blend, taking into account both that year’s harvest and the demands of the market. The wines can then be mixed, centrifuged, filtered or stabilised as required, to ensure they reach the table at the peak of their condition.
Production takes place in two wineries, located in Cerignola, in the Italian province of Foggia. The first covers an area of 10,000 square meters, and has a storage capacity of 150,000 hectolitres. The second, inaugurated in 2011 and located in Via Togliatti, has a total capacity of 170,000 hectolitres and specialises in the production of concentrated grape must from Trebbiano, Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Lambrusco.
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