Primitivo Salento PGI (Italy)
Alcohol: 14.5% (2014) / 14% (2015) / 16% (2016)
Vine Varietal: Primitivo 100%
Vineyard Location: Uggiano Montefusco (Manduria, TA)
Rearing System: sapling
Vineyard Management: about to convert into organic
Planting Year: 1999
Yield: about 5000 kilograms
Yield per plant: about 1 kilogram of grapes
Soil: Red Soil, Carparo and Marl underground
Climate: Mediterranean climate, with breezy winds from the Ionian Sea, excellent sun exposure
Proximity to the Sea: 7 km far from the Ionian Sea
Harvest: manual, in boxes, first decade of September
Fermentation: gentle de-stemming of the grapes followed by a maceration of the peel / temperature-controlled fermentation. When organoleptic chemical parameters established, we proceed to the separation of the skins from the wine.
Ageing: 9 months into brand new American oak barrels, then into bottles for 1 year.
Color: deep ruby red with violet hues.
Smell: you can appreciate sensations of fruity notes due to mature fruit and elegant spicy notes such as vanilla and cloves;
Taste: good balanced, the elegance of the tannins is well supported by the right acidity that gives the wine persistence and attitude to aging;
Serving suggestions: pasta with meat sauce, pies and baked profusely flavored pasta, wheat soup with beans and chickpeas, roast beef, rare steak, spicy sausage;
Serving temperature: 16/18° C