Primitivo di Manduria doc "Alberello"

Name: Primitivo di Manduria doc "Alberello"

Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata

Area of Origin: Puglia, wine district: Manduria. The area of production of this great red wine includes Torricella, Sava and Manduria in the southern Italian region of Apuliae.

Hints of the Vineyard: The indigenous Apulian grapevine “Primitivo”, in the Manduria district, is grown by the traditional "Alberello" (Head) Training system. The selected grapes come from ancient vineyards, which are more than 50 years old; the utmost production reaches 50 q/hectar.

Vinification: The grapes are selected and harvested only by hand, pressed immediately after arriving into the cellar and fermented in temperature controlled tanks, with the traditional method, which implies the long maceration technique.

Ageing: It is aged in French barrels for more than one year.

Grape Variety: Primitivo (also called Zinfandel)

Tasting Notes: It is deep in colour, with a garnet red shade. Strong perfumes of fig and plum jam, as well as wooden hints. On the palate, it has an elegant long-lasting finish.

Food Pairing Notes: Best with tasty dishes, game and red meat with thick texture.

Ageing Potential: 70 months

Average Alcohol Percentage: 15%