Primitivo

Primitivo Zinfandel puglia

CLASSIFICATION: I.G.T. Salento.

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Primitivo.

PRODUCTION AREA: Sava (TA), Torricella (TA), San Pietro Vernotico (BR).

TRAINING: Head-trained (alberello), (4,500 plants per hectare).

HARVEST: Early September.

VINIFICATION: After being destemmed and crushed, the must macerates with skin contact for 6-7 days. Fermentation is carried out at 25-26° C.

AGING: The wine is then aged in barriques for approximately 6 months.

AGING POTENTIAL: This wine is ready to drink but will continue to evolve for 3-4 years.

COLOR: Ruby red with delicate garnet undertones.

NOSE: The minerality of the nose creates a delicate combination of morello and sour cherry and prune. Floral and spicy notes follow in a superbly persistent finish.

PALATE: Gentle tannins, impressive acidity combine with the classic delicacy and alcoholic content of Primitivo in the flavors of this once forceful but now elegant and noble wine.

PAIRING: Pasta with rich meat sauces, excellent with red meat and in particular lamb. An ideal pairing for moderately aged as well as intense ripe cheeses.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C. (64° F.).

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