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.).