Giunonico Primitivo di Manduria Riserva

Giunonico

Primitivo di Manduria DOC

Primitivo di Manduria is one of the most important appellations in Southern Italy. This ancient, native grape from Puglia is able to produce its best wines within the area of Manduria, a small town in the province of Taranto; its pronounced aroma soft  black fruits, full body and velvety tannins helped Primitivo di Manduria to build up a worldwide recognized reputation.

GRAPE VARIETY: Primitivo

APPELLATION: Primitivo di Manduria Riserva DOP

PRODUCTION AREA: province of  Taranto, south-western Puglia

TRAINING SYSTEM: 70 year-old bush vines, spur pruned

SOIL: sandy

PLANT DENSITY AND YIELD: 4500 plants per hectare and 1 kg of grapes per plant

HARVEST: manual harvest using small baskets is carried out in the early hours of dawn to avoid the high temperatures of the summer

VINIFICATION: destemmed and crushed grapes follow a maceration on the skins that last 12-15 days, to improve extraction of aromatic and tannic components; follows fermentation at 25 °C for 8-10 days

AGEING: 20 months in 5000 liters oak casks, 4 months in stainless steel vessels and 3 months in bottle

ALCOHOL: 15%

CALORIES: 105 kcal / 100 ml

TASTING NOTES: Ruby red color with garnet tinges. Pronounced aromas of blackberry and black cherry, followed by secondary and tertiary aromas of vanilla, tobacco and leather, consequences of its long oak ageing. Complex structure, round and full bodied, with velvety and elegant tannins and a lingering after taste of mature black fruit and spices.

 

Type of wine:
Primitivo

Service:
decant and serve at 18 °C

Format:
750 ml

Goes great with:
red meats and game, mature cheeses; tasty main courses, grilled and s