Primitivo Salento

Primitivo

Primitivo Salento IGP

Primitivo is an ancient grape variety in Puglia; its grapes ripen very early, sometimes even in August. Perfectly adapted to Salento’s climate, dry with high diurnal range and frequent breezes from the sea, Primitivo grapes give bold, well-structured wines, with fruity flavors, good acidity and smooth tannins

GRAPE VARIETY: Primitivo

APPELLATION: Salento IGP

PRODUCTION AREA: province of  Taranto, south east of Puglia

TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon

SOIL: medium texture

PLANT DENSITY ANDYIELD: 5000 plants per hectare and 2.5 kg of grapes per plant

HARVEST: manual harvest, usually at the end of August, carried out in the early hours of dawn to avoid higher temperatures, which could reduce freshness and aromatic city in wines

VINIFICATION: the grapes are destemmed and fermented at a controlled temperature of 22-24 °C for 8-10 days, during which daily pumping over takes place, and followed by malolactic fermentation

AGEING: 5 months in stainless steel tanks and 1 month in bottle

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

CALORIES: 94.5 kcal / 100 ml

TASTING NOTES: bright ruby with purple tinges; fragrant perfume with hints of cherry and other red fruits; soft tannins and medium body, good acidity and medium finish of red fruits.

Type of wine:
Primitivo

Serve:
18°C

Format:
750 ml

Goes great with:
Cured meats and aged cheeses; dishes based on red meats and roast, poultry, well-seasoned red sauces.