In 1999, the Falvo family acquired a 128-acre run down property (formerly a working winery) located in the sunny and fertile Salento region on the southeastern peninsula or ‘heel’ of Italy; armed with high ambitions and over 40 years of experience in the wine industry in Tuscany, they set out to rejuvenate the vineyards and cellar.
Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"The name Orion comes from the Greek and refers to the fortified road nearby the vineyards of Masseria Li Veli (called Limite dei Greci) which in past times used to be considered the border between the Longobards domains to the North and the Byzantium reign to the South-East. Orion is a Primitivo in purezza, fresh, pleasant, full and soft with a remarkable persistence.
Dense ruby red with a purplish rim, it is immediately intense on the nose with marked aromas of ripe and fleshy red fruits, notably cherries followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg; in the mouth it is full, powerful, smooth and very long, with a well defined acid streak which makes it fresh and pleasing."