Troia and Montepulciano grapes, typical of our area, combined with Aglianico grapes, grown on a fertile hilly land facing south, in a favorable microclimate, gives rise to a wine of intense ruby color, impenetrable and complex on the nose, with flavour of large fruit jam and cherries, supported by hints of vanilla and cocoa wood aging. The taste is persistent and large, very pleasant-based sweet tannins, well integrated into the complexity of the wine. Served at a temperature of 18 ° C. reveals a wide range of match, but especially in homemade pasta with sauces based on meat, or grilled and braised.
San Domenico and Zagaria, the two estates of the Azienda Agricola Conte Spagnoletti Zeuli, occupy about 1,000 acres in the countryside of Andria, in northern part of the province of Bari.
While most of the land is dedicated to olive groves, the slopes of the outlying hills are planted with rows of Nero di Troia, Montepulciano, Aglianico e Bombino Nero, native grapes from which Castel del Monte, glory of the local wine culture, is born.
Blessed by calcareous soil and a dry, mild climate, warmed by the sun even in the winter, this is ideal olive country. The trees themselves are cultivated in accordance with the socalled “Barese chalice ” method, each plant from 9 to 15 feet in height and hollowed out at the center, as dictated by centuries of local tradition.
The farm cultivates the Coratina variety, pride of the northern part of Bari province, which, thanks to expert processing techniques, give to the olive oil an exceptional richness and density, as well as excellent organoleptic qualities such as flavor, fragrance and color.
All of the groves are outfitted with drip irrigation systems capable of providing each plant with up to 4 gallons of water per hour.
The Spagnoletti Zeuli family’s love for the earth has ancient roots.
It is in the heart of this countryside that Onofrio Spagnoletti Zeuli, Count of Andria, combines traditional wisdom with entrepreunerial drive and investments in modern technology and research. In this way, he perpetuates the legacy of a family whose centuries-old relationship with the olive and the grape can only be described as one of genuine veneration.
Today the farm “Conte Spagnoletti Zeuli” produces DOCG and DOC wines like “Castel del Monte” (Nero di Troia, Montepulciano, Aglianico, Bombino Nero, Bombino Bianco and Pampanuto etc.) and IGT Murgia (FIANO), extra virgin olive oil DOP “Terra di Bari” sub the famous location of “Castel del Monte”, we produce only extra virgin olive oil of 100% Italian olive.
OLIVE OIL AND HEALTH
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coratina variety, as well as donate to food flavor and unique aroma, has many nutritional properties that make it a very special condiment.
It contains polyphenols, vitamin E, and other natural antioxidants that are the oil's own natural preservative.
Antioxidant dampen the autogeneration of peroxides, delaying the onset of oxidation and rancidity.
As a result, antioxidant increase the oil's shelf life.
Its composition ensures excellent digestibility, in fact, the extra virgin olive oil is the only alimentary oil, 100% digestible, and is therefore particularly suitable newborn and the elderly. In addition to aiding digestion, protects the mucous membranes and prevents the effects of the hyperchlorhydria, thus reducing the risk gastric and duodenal ulcers.
CONTAINS GOOD FATS
The extra virgin olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat acids, which are essential for proper development and for the proper functioning of the organism. Increases good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) as an effective defense against the born of diseases related to excess of cholesterol, then tied to some diseases such as cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis.
an important food for our body because it is a valuable source of triglycerides, of which it is necessary to assimilate a certain ration every day. It is necessary to assume small doses, in fact a gram of olive oil contains about 9.5 calories, this means that 40 - 60 grams of oil per day provide about 400-600 calories, compared to 2000 - 3000 necessary daily.
is an important source of high quality energy , capable of increasing 400 times the immune system.
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM PROTECTS
The extra virgin olive oil stimulates contraction of the gallbladder, inhibits the formation of gallstones and benefits in cases of gastric and duodenal ulcers.
HAS MANY USEFUL FUNCTIONS
The oil consumed on an empty stomach exerts a mild laxative.
Promoting the reduction of glucose in the blood, is one of the basic foods of the diet anti-diabetes. It stimulates bone mineralization. Contributes to the formation of sap required for the synthesis of antibodies and immune defense.
Consumed moderately constitutes an element of synthesis of multiple organs and systems, such as skin, brain, hormone synthesis, cellular functions.
It is a relief for the joints and the eyeball reducing friction. It acts as a thermal protector of the body and has a calming and refreshing effect on irritated skin.
The extra virgin olive oil is rich in vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that counteracts the action of free radicals responsible for the aging of cells.
Vitamin E, also, focusing in the mammary gland, is able to reach even infants through breast feeding.
A tablespoon of olive oil, about 16 mg, covers 15% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin E.