GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Primitivo.
PRODUCTIONS AREA: Sava (Taranto).
TRAINING: “Pugliese” head-trained.
HARVEST: First week of September.
VINIFICATION: Fermentation at 24° C., 12 days of maceration with daily delestage during the first 4 days. Malolactic fermentation in barriques.
AGING: In new and once-used barriques for 14 months. Aged in bottle for no less than 12 months.
AGING POTENTIAL: The wine is ready to drink but will reach the peak of its evolution in 6-8 years.
COLOR: Intense ruby red with hints of violet.
NOSE: Wild and impetuous with notes of sour cherry, cassis, and mint. Bay, cumin, and sage. A touch of rhubarb and delicate smoky note. Iron, vetiver, and Gargano orange.
PALATE: Seductive, rich, and smooth. Powerful structure with acidity that balances the wine’s elegant tannic character.
PAIRING: Meat sauces and braised meats. Ideal with hard aged cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C. (64° F.).