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:  35 HL

GRAPE GATHERING:  manual harvest in boxes during the fourth week of September

MACERATION:  3 weeks

FERMENTATION:  3 weeks in stainless steel tanks at 25°C

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

ALCOHOL CONTENT:  15% vol.

RESIDUAL SUGAR:  100 GR/LT

 

TASTING NOTES

SIGHT:  deep purple-red with ruby glares

NOSE:  elegant nose of sour cherry, blackberry, prune, cherry, plum, carob and fig. Delicate hints of flowers (rose) and plants (thyme, wild mint, cinchona) enhanced by hints of liquorice and marzipan

PALATE:  sumptuous and velvety palate, with fine sweetness. Supported by pleasing tannins and a vivid mineral-acid character. Long and satisfying conclusion, that perfectly matches with the nose

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