The Pioniere is fantastic: 70-80+ old vines of Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera, a mix or old and archaic clones of these varieties that are currently being classified by the best researches in Italy, never more than 3g SO2 added, with about 10 of total, ridiculously low yields, down to 25HL per hectare... a total bargain for the quality and the story behind. Super structured but super light to drink, full of sweet spices and charm.
Natalino Del Prete is a traditional grower of Southern Puglia. His wines, made in the simplest way possible, are full of rustic character and serve as a perfect example of unpretentious peasant wine meant for everyday consumption.
This philosophy extends to the cellar, where the wines ferment and age in large concrete tanks. Very few if any rackings occur, and no sulfur is ever added to the juices.