Passion and respect for the land, for generations
L’Essenza di Puglia’s story started with Maseria Pietrasanta, built in the 1600s, and property of the Pietrasanta family until the 1800s. Situated just 5km from the Adriatic coast at the foot of Torre Guaceto nature reserve, our family farm is curated with dedication and passion to produce IGT wines and extra virgin olive oil.
We like to define ourselves as a boutique farm. We curate and cultivate our farm organically, maintaining it more like a garden, a pleasant and meticulously designed environment on a human, rather than industrial, scale. With this, we have the luxury of customising each stage of the production, delivering highly artisanal and unique results.
Biodiversity, a help from nature
The protection and conservation of the biodiversity of the Mediterranean is our primary goal. Between the fruit trees are naturally occurring wild plants. These wild plants not only maintain biodiversity but offer additional benefits. We also scatter rare trees and shrubs to enrich the present varieties with plants, such as mastic, myrtle, and other aromatic plants native to the Mediterranean.
Attention to the environment and sustainability
To reduce our impact on the environment and optimize energy efficiency, we generate our power with photovoltaic and thermal systems. We don't plow, again minimising CO2 emissions, and our mowed grass is used as mulch, conserving moisture and increasing the nutrients in the soil. Another area where we are minimising our environmental impact is the watering of our plants. Our irrigation system is mostly deemed unnecessary in our centuries-old olive grove, the native plants that we maintain have adapted over the centuries, developing roots in the stony subsoil, helping to conserve water.
Wed 06 December 2023Cultivating Life
Sat 02 December 2023In Praise of the Olive Tree: A Sovereign Shrub in Mediterranean History
Thu 30 November 2023Exploring the nuances of Primitivo and Negroamaro