Growing up in the sunny and beautiful valleys of the Salento area (Puglia) amongst grape growers and wine making region, I have seen and worked closely the production of the fruit that ultimately make the wine the whole world come to know and appreciate, from the Primitivo to Negroamaro to malvasia indigenous grapes to this region, but my experience in these fields gave me the knowledge and understanding that the Salento region is also capable to produce diverse types of Grape varietals such as Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and Fiano, the climate and soil permit full texture and complexity, flavors that only this area can offer. Blending these grape varietals to a single wine, red and white it takes knowledge, hard work, care, dedication with a carefully calculated attention. That’s how Maximus brand was born.
My vision was to blend a wine red and white that I would love to drink at anytime, with my meals or simply sip it when gartering with friends and family, and that would make me feel very comfortable to introduce such product in markets across the USA embracing you as my Friends and family.
After many years working in the wine industry in marketing and sales in Italy and USA for many different companies for over 25 years I have acquired the markets knowledge and mastered it as to what the consumer wants and like, I realized that had to make the vision to a reality, as result MAXIMUS Red Blend (50% Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Merlot) and MAXIMUS White Blend (50% Chardonnay 50% Fiano) is my signature wine, designed and developed in every detail with accuracy and carefully selected all the right components, the grape varietal , the bottle design, the label and the overall package to make the perfect combination to stimulate all five senses, aged to the right point of ripeness (the red) for a full flavor that a wine of this caliber can offer, ready to drink as soon as released with a full aging potential that can last thru the years. The white blend is strictly stainless steel fermentation no oak aging.
Before introducing Maximus product in the markets I performed a series of tastings with professional groups and friends against blends of the same or similar characteristics, MAXIMUS got picked by land slide every time. It is a proven fact. Maximus brand is also extended to Classic and organic wine from the region of Puglia, Primitivo, Negroamaro and Salice Salentino.