TECHNICAL INFORMATION


PRIMITIVO OF MANDURIA D.O.C. Gr. 14,5° Vol.
Grape variety: PRIMITIVO 100%
Production area: Cimino - Taranto
Training system: Espalier with cordon spur system
Plants density/hectare: from 3.000 to 4.000
Soil: medium clayey mixture
Yield per Ha: from 8.000 to 9.000 Kg.
Vinification: Grapes, pressed and destemmed, are positioned in the maceration vats at a temperature of 24-27°C for the alcoholic fermentation. The maceration goes on for a total period of 12-15 days alternating the pumping over, punching-down and the delestage (rack and return) At the wine rack moment the wine is put into stainless steel vats with a controlled temperature (17-19°C) where there will be the malo-lactic fermentation.
Harvest: completely by hand between the first and the second week of October
Serve at 16°-18° C

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • Colour: Bright Ruby Red.
  • Bouquet: Fine, complex and elegant, with a varietal and strong after-aroma of Red fruits and og the typical hint of the flowering cluster, wild flowers, and a light spicey hint.
  • Taste: Dry, fruity, with supple tannins, well-orchestrated, with good structure, with a pleasant and long aftertaste.

NAME'S ORIGIN
The name of this wine is a hymn to Apulian people, people with noble and old origins, coming from far and that through the centuries have brought culture and beauty all over the world. Among the traditions and the history of these people we can find the wine culture, Primitivo is the greatest expression.
At the time of the Greeks there was a celebration during which One cup after the other. The first bowl was dedicated to Bacchus
Under the name of Good Genius.
The second, dedicated to Saviour Jupiter,
was wine watered down.
The third cup, the health cup
Was to drink after washing hands.
The fourth was Mercury cup,
guardian of the night,
the one who gives the sleep
and pleasant dreams gives.
The ancient drank "from a multitude of precious stones"
inventing "mosaics of emeralds on their cups"
and got drunk with the perfume of the wine in the cups.

“...e io a te questa coppa di amicizia dedico
e ti chiedo beviamo, ora per conto proprio, ora insieme” ( ATENEO ,XI, 14)