Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva

This Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva expresses all the power and the richness of the fruit which was late harvested. The ageing in French and American oak barrels increases the complexity of the bouquet and the softness of the taste. To marry with red meat, game and savory first courses.

PRODUCTION AREA

Salento, Puglia. The soil is mainly red with a fine texture and a generally calcareous underground with few emerging rocks. The well-known redness of these soils is due to the presence of iron oxides. The climate is characterised by high temperatures all year round, very little rainfall and a wide temperature range between night and day.

VINIFICATION AND AGEING

Grapes are hand-harvested in advanced status of ripening. Destemming and crushing followed by cold-soak maceration. Thermo-controlled maceration and alcoholic fermentation for about 10 days at 24-26°C. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks and then in French and American oak barrels for 18 months.

TASTING NOTES

Intense ruby red colour, wide and complex to the nose; fruity, with a prune and cherry jam aroma, with notes of tobacco, slightly spicy. A full-bodied wine, soft and rich in fine tannins, with notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla in the end.

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