Primitivo / IGT Puglia:
ORIGIN: Apulia in the provinces of Taranto and Brindisi.
VINE VARIETY: Monovarietal Primitivo
SOIL: Medium-textured located around the 40° parallel north.
GRAPE CULTIVATION: Espalier.
HARVESTING: Mechanical harvesting.
VINIFICATION: Grape pressing and destemming and fermentation with maceration on the skins with cultured yeasts at 25° controlled temperature.
REFINING: Temperature controlled stainless steel vats. During ageing the wine undergoes several analytical controls to assure its integrity.
BOTTLING: Cold sterile
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%vol
COLOUR: Ruby red.
NOSE: Intense aroma, Mediterranean herbs and spicy finish with hints of dill.
PALATE: Balanced, lingering with marked herbaceous hints.
INTERNATIONAL PAIRINGS: Lentil soup (Egypt) – Kofte kebabs (Turkey)
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 – 18°C
CURIOSITY: The first reliable historical documents about the diffusion of this vine date back to the second half of the 18th century thanks to Don Francesco Filippo Indellicati who noticed a vine in his vineyard which reached ripening before the others giving black, sweet and tasty grapes that could be harvested already at the end of August.