Our Malìa IGT Salento Rosso, organic wine from mono varietal Malvasia Nera in, was awarded the Corona granted each year by “Vinibuoni d’Italia” – the prestigious guide to wines from Italian native grapes of the Italian Touring Club curated by Mario Busso and Luigi Cremona – to the wine considered deserving of the award. Malìa means “bewitching” and this is its peculiarity since the past times. Its production has ancient origins dating back to 1890: the finding of some old bottles of that old vintage, gave rise to the idea of implanting several hectares of this historic grape variety of Salento. The tradition included its blend with the most common Negroamaro in a proportion of 20%, that is how all the D.O.C. wines of Salento are regulated. The Azienda Agraria Duca Carlo Guarini made a first step to break with the tradition and from 2001 began to offer again, to the attention of the most demanding enthusiasts and careful, the mono varietal black Malvasia : a wine once intended only for the lucky few.