The Taurino family has been growing grapes and making wines in Puglia for seven generations, but it was Francesco Taurino who started the family business after World War II to supply Italy and Europe with authentic Apulian wines. Later, his son Cosimo grew the distribution and brought the production to world-class levels with the collaboration of Severino Garofano, a renown Apulian enologist. Today, the estate encompasses 80 hectares of vineyards planted almost exclusively to Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera grapes – both indigenous to the area of Salento where they are grown. The wines of Cosimo Taurino express the particular terroir of Salento through the lense of their native varieties—the wines showcase earthy, spicy & fruity notes and an authentic and down to Earth wine-making style. Sustainable farming practices.
Cosimo Taurino Notarpanaro Salento Rosso is fine ruby red in the glass with a robust bouquet. The palate is full-bodied and elegant. Notare Panaro is the name of the original farm on which the Taurino family started making wine. Vines for this wine range in age from 15 to 40 years old, with the majority coming from the older vines.