PRIMITIVO 100% DI MANDURIA DOP (DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE PROTETTA)
PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA
DOP (DENOMINAZIONE DI ORIGINE PROTETTA)
Alcohol: 14.5 %
GRAPES: 100% Primitivo
VINYARD AREA: The Primitivo grapes are carefully selected from low-yielding vineyards in the Communes of Avetrana and Manduria, in the Province of Taranto, southern Puglia.
HARVEST Careful manual harvest in late August.
WINEMAKING PROCESS: After de-stemming, the grapes are not crushed, allowing them to remain intact, reducing damage to the skins and optimizing colour extraction. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 23-25°C for 8-10 days. Frequent remontage and delestage are carried out during the fermentation in order to achieve soft extraction of aromas and gentle tannins. After racking, malolactic fermentation is induced.
AGEING: Following malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and 40% is placed in first passage French and American oak barriques for 8 months. The remaining 60% is placed in stainless steel containers at a controlled temperature of 18°C.
TASTING NOTES: This dark purple wine has a dark scent of currants and ripe blackberries with a hint of oak on the nose. In the mouth it is explosive – sun-baked fruit flavours mingle with a slight herbaceousness for a powerful burst of flavour which lasts in the mouth. The finish on this wine is surprisingly long, with lasting notes of plum and spices.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Perfect with grilled red meat and savoury first courses, hard cheese, truffles, scallops.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20 °C