Bold, Juicy and overtly OTT Primitivo!

Grapes from the heart of this region, Manduria is one of the most prized wine areas of Salento. 

Primitivo grapes ripen very early, Interestingly, just 20 days after the harvest, Primitivo vines produce new grapes, traditionally called "second harvest"; these younger bunches are used by the winemaker to increase the freshness and acidity of these bold wines.

The grapes are destemmed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 25 °C for 8-10days. A maceration on the skins follows, during 15-18 days, to improve the delicate extraction of tannin sand flavors. The wines then spends 3 months in American oak barrels and 6 months in stainless-steel tanks

Deep ruby color; pronounced bouquet of black berries, mainly cassis and black currant, with notes of licorice and coconut; full-bodied and balanced, with velvety tannins and a perfect acidity; lingering finish of forest fruits and spices jam.

Pair with red meat and roasts; aged cheeses, mushrooms and game dishe​s

 

If you like Californian Zinfandel then Primitivo is for you. Made from the same grapes, Primitivo is what the Italians call it!

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