Primitivo Salento

Intense ruby-red in colour, it displays aromas of black cherries, prunes, spice and white pepper. The mouth feel is full-bodied, velvety and elegant, with soft yet firm tannins and a long, lingering finish. Ideal with pizza, pasta with rich meat sauces. Excellent also with lamb and mature cheeses.

GRAPES:

100% Primitivo

VINEYARD AREA:

The Primitivo grapes are carefully selected from low-yielding vineyards in the Province of Taranto, in southern Puglia.

PLANT TRAINING AND DENSITY

The vines are trained in the Guyot system. Plant density is around 5.000 plants per hectare with an average yield of 2.3 kg per plant. The plants are an average of 15 to 25 years old.

HARVEST

Careful manual harvest in late August.

VINIFICATION:

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.

AGING:

Following malolactic fermentation the wine is racked and placed in stainless steel containers at a controlled temperature of 18°C.

ALCOHOL:

13,5 %

Awards
  • 2017 Outstanding International Wine & Spirits Competition Silver Medal
  • 2017 International Wine Challenge Bronze Medal
  • 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition Bronze Medal
  • 2018 Mundus Vini Silver Medal
  • 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition Bronze Medal
  • 2018 International Wine Challenge Bronze Medal
  • 2018 Gilbert & Gaillarde International Challenge Gold Medal