VARIETY:  100% Primitivo

AREA:  vineyard San Benedetto, Acquaviva delle Fonti

TYPE OF SOIL:  red ferrous soil, with underlying limestone layer

GROWING METHOD:  70-years old bush vines

PLANTS PER HECTAR:  7 000

PRODUCTION PER HECTAR:  20/30 HL

GRAPE GATHERING:  manual harvest in boxes during the first/second week of September

MACERATION:  4 weeks

FERMENTATION:  4 weeks in stainless steel tanks at 25°C

AGING:  24 months in stainless steel tanks and 1 year in the bottle

ALCOHOL CONTENT:  16% vol.

RESIDUAL SUGAR:  5 GR/LT

 

TASTING NOTES

SIGHT:  deep ruby-red with violet dazzles

NOSE:  elegant scents of little berries (blackberry, red mulberry, sour cherry and dark “Ferrovia” cherry) and notes of flowers (viola) together with aromatic herbs, liquorice and graphite

PALATE:  tender, fresh and mineral, supported by excellent tannins. Rich, infinite conclusion

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