TECHNICAL INFORMATION


PRIMITIVO OF MANDURIA D.O.C. - NATURAL SWEET Gr. 18,0° Vol.
Grapes variety: PRIMITIVO 100%
Area production: Pezzapetrosa - Faggiano - Taranto
Training system: Bush - Training
Plants density/hectare: 3.300
Soil: medium clayey mixture
Yield per Ha: from 6.000 to 8.000 Kg.
Vinification: After the harvest the grape has a period of 120-150 days of raisining. Then there is the whole-bunch pressing and the destemming. The maceration goes on for 25/30 days, the temperature of the fermentation is between 25° and 30°, only in stainless steel; the bottle ageing goes on for a period of 4-6 months.
Harvest: completely by hand from the mid of October to the end of the month (15-20 days), in few phases according to the level of the maturation of the grapes. At the end all the grapes are placed in in cases of 5 kg each.
Serve at 14°-16° C

SENSORY ANALYSIS

  • Colour: Deep Ruby Red with violet tints.
  • Bouquet: intense perceptive, it is characterised by smell of mature red fruits: cherry, plum, blackberry and flowers like the violet. Some hints of jam and composite aromas like spices and herbs.
  • Taste: rich and fruity, with a hint of black cherry and a finish of mature undergrowth.

NAME'S ORIGIN
In an autumn afternoon, during the harvest in the Tenuta Zicari’s Canonico Farm , it’s possibile to enjoy a marvellous spectacle. If you are in the middle of the courtyard you can see an unforgetable sight: the sun sets in the west and the moon rises in the east. The word “Giraluna” could be translated from Italian with “the motion of the moon” and it is from this natural miracle that the name of this wine was born and to this miracle we have dedicated a poetry:
Bevo la vita, la vita a lunghi sorsi
come un vino divino si fa bere
posando in te il mio guardare eterno
come le foglie fanno sopra i laghi.
Dammi le tue mani che’ il mio cuore vi si conformi
taccia il mondo per un attimo intero.
Per te che mi hai insegnato l’alfabeto della vita
tu, anteposta a tutto ciò
per cui vale la pena di vivere e morire.
Ora tutto cio’che provo ha il tuo nome
il tuo nome che’ per me, la storia dei secoli.
Quanto ti amo, come i fiori le spine profonde,
o il giallo che sboccia in amorosa gemma,
quando gira il volto melanconicamente
Giraluna che brilla nel ricevere un bacio.
Bevo la vita, amore mio, la vita e voglio viverla!
Nella stessa coppa alzata nelle tue mani,
La vita, amore?…..Le nostre bocche giunte.
avremo bocche unite a berla.