Primitivo di Manduria / DOC:
ORIGIN: Apulia in the province of Taranto
VINE VARIETY: Monovarietal Primitivo di Manduria
SOIL: Clayey with calcareous marl.
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Typical bush-trained
HARVESTING: By hand.
VINIFICATION: Grape pressing and destemming with long maceration on the skins and fermentation at 25°C controlled temperature with cultured yeasts.
REFINING: In large oak barrels for at least 6 months and then in stainless steel vats for 6 / 8 months. During ageing the wine undergoes several analytical controls to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5%vol
COLOUR: Bright ruby red with garnet red rim.
NOSE: Intense aroma, marked hints of walnut, almond and pine seed which are matched with spicy hints of black pepper, cloves, cumin and dill.
PALATE: Fully complex, balanced structure with fine-grained tannins that expresses all the peculiarity of this wine giving a warm and well-orchestrated flavour.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Lamb stew and beans (Egypt) – Barbecued Angus meat (Argentina)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 – 18°C
CURIOSITY: Dante Alighieri called it ‘terra sitibonda, ove il sole si fa vino’ (Thirsty land where the sun becomes wine); it expresses the concept of a unique, extraordinary land, Apulia, where a layer of clay mixed to limestone and tufaceous rock is hidden under the red soil. The roots of the vine dig the soil searching for fresh rock to fortify while the sun rays twist them and the wind licks them