The history of Primitivo is lost in the mists of time. Most likely brought to Puglia from the other side of the Adriatic by the Illyrians, a people from the Balkan region dedicated to vine cultivation, it began to be traded throughout the Mediterranean by the ancient Phoenicians, who frequented our coasts. In the United States of America, it is cultivated under the name Zinfandel, primarily in California, where it is one of the most widespread and appreciated red grape varieties. The name "Primitivo" derives from the characteristic early ripening of the grape, compared to other varieties found in Puglia. Its naturally high alcohol content, intense color, and robust structure made it perfect for fortifying weak French and Northern European wines.
Cluster: conical or cylindrical, compact, often with the presence of a secondary cluster and a very short peduncle. Berry: spherical, flattened, with a thick bloom, blue in color with gray or greenish-blue nuances. The navel mark is clearly visible on the lower part. The vines are still cultivated in the bush-trained system, following the ancient method of viticulture used by the ancient Greeks. The wine has an intense red color. On the nose, it is characterized by aromas of red fruits and wild berries, accompanied by a pleasant spicy undertone. On the palate, it is rich, warm, deep, with enveloping fruity flavors, good tannic structure, and balanced freshness. It exhibits a long-lasting finish.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Primitivo di Manduria
PRODUCTION AREA: Sava, in the heart of the Salento region. The areahas soil rich in iron oxides, resting on limestone rock which sometimes emerges from the earth.This terrain
guarantees freshness, sugar.
AGING: In terracotta jugs (capasoni) for 7 years and in french oak barriques (medium toasting) for about 2 years
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red in hue, the aroma reveals hints of overripe red fruits, cherry jam, dried prunes, and dried almond figs. The taste is opulent, full-bodied with velvety tannins. A long finish..
FOOD PARING: Ideal with rich, aromatic, well-structured dishes.Ruby red in hue, the aroma reveals hints of overripe red fruits, cherry jam, dried prunes, and dried almond figs. The taste is opulent, full-bodied with velvety tannins. A long finish.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 - 18°.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: - gr/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: - g/l
ALLERGEN INFO: Contains Sulphitte and no other allergens