What does 'Talquale' mean? This expression 'Tal quale' is used in Italian to indicate that this wine is produced exactly as it was originally, without making any modifications or alterations.
It was likely the Illyrians, an ancient population devoted to grape cultivation living in what is now Croatia, who introduced the grape variety to Apulia, where it adapted perfectly. The earliest certain historical traces of Primitivo date back to the 18th century when an ecclesiastic from Gioia del Colle, Don Francesco Filippo Indelicati, left the first written testimonies about the grape. Indelicati described a grapevine that matured earlier than others, yielding particularly dark, sweet, and flavorful grapes, ready for harvest as early as August. The history of this grape variety, as we know it today, begins with the work of this clergyman, who selected and named it Primitivo. Primitivo reached the Salento region through a marriage, that between Countess Sabini of Altamura and Tommaso Schiavoni – Tafuri of Manduria.
GRAPE VARIETY: Primitivo 100%
PRODUCTION AREA: Salento Apulia
TRAINING SYSTEM: Apulian head pruned
SOIL: Medium texture soil at sea level
HARVEST TIME: First ten days of September
MATURATION PROCESS: 6 month in steel tank, 6 mesi in oak barrique
TASTING NOTES: Ruby red. Violet aromas on the nose and hints of fresh red fruit.
Structured and velvety taste with good persistence in the final
GASTRONOMIC PAIRINGS: Perfect wine to combine with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles and well-aged cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16 - 18 °C
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4 gr/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6 g/l
ALLERGEN INFO: Contains Sulphitte and no other allergens