Gioia del Colle
Province of Bari
Owners: Mark Shannon & Elvezia Sbalchiero
Winemaker: Mark Shannon
Production: 235,000 bottles
A•Mano (meaning hand made) is the labour of love of the incredibly energetic and enthusiastic American winemaker, Mark Shannon, and partner, Elvezia Sbalchiero. Mark has spent decades developing relationships with many old-time growers, learning and embracing their traditions and applying a winning combination of technology, passion and common sense, to best express what Puglia has to offer. Mark says “in our wines, you will always be able to taste the grapes and the vineyard they come from – in my mind, this is the true meaning of terroir.”
Bianco is a fruity and refreshing blend of Fiano, Falanghina and Greco that calls for a plate of seafood. Rosato is made mostly from Primitivo with 25% Aleatico, displaying floral aromas and strawberry fruit. Puglia’s deep red soil is ideal for the native Primitivo vine, balancing vibrant, chewy raspberry fruit with hints of blueberry, leather and spice with velvety tannins and a long finish.