Primitivo di Manduria
This 100% Primitivo is rich and forward, with notes of baking spice, licorice, blackberry and black cherry fruit, as well as hints of chocolate. Despite the boldness of the flavors, the wine retains bright acidity and restrained alcohol levels, keeping it fresh throughout.
The vines are planted using the Guyot training system, with a plant density of 5.500 vines/ha. The vineyards are designed so as to fit perfectly into their surroundings: the vines are supported by wooden stakes at the head of each row, and by galvanized iron posts along their length. An irrigation system exists, but it is only used in periods of extreme drought.The soil in this area is limestone-based: it is very fertile and permeable, as well as being cool and a reddish ocher in color due to its iron content.
In the vineyard, premium fruit is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning. Once in the cellar, the wine underwent 12 days of fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by 10 months aging in oak casks.
A deep ruby red in color, it offers fascinating complexity on the nose: from floral scents of violets to rich fruity ones of black and sour cherries and strawberries, along with underlying balsamic notes, licorice and aromatic herbs. On the palate it is broad, full-bodied and fruity, and wins you over with its polished tannins and vibrant finish, sustained by an attractive fresh vein of acidity.
Ideal with grilled meats, roast lamb, mature cheeses and tasty soups containing pulses and spices.
Primitivo di Manduria
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Vinous - March 10, 2020
"Good full ruby. Red cherry, dark plum and underbrush on the nose, complemented by sexy spices. Broad, lush and sweet, with a high-toned quality to the perfumed flavors of red berries and spices. Finishes broad and horizontal, with smooth, ripe tannins and nicely persistent spicy perfume."
"Beautiful tension and agile acidity"
James Suckling - November 12, 2019
"Dried cedar, dried red cherries and lots of dried-meat and tar character. Balanced and very tight for this variety, boasting beautiful tension and agile acidity, not to mention concentrated dark fruit."
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The wine is notably restrained, especially in terms of alcohol, which the Tommasi family, owners of the estate, believes is key to making balanced wines in Puglia. The premium fruit required for making this wine is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning, in order to produce a small amount of high quality wines with respect for terroir and tradition.
In keeping with a tribute to the local land, the winemaking process is noninvasive and allows the characteristics of the local terroir to shine through. The resulting wine is aromatic, marked by notes of white flowers, tangerine, and lime. The premium fruit required for making this wine is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning, in order to produce a small amount of high quality wines with respect for terroir and tradition.