Ruby red intense colour with violet glares. Scent and taste typically fruity of berries and slightly of black sour cherry and plum with some spicy and balsamic notes. A perfect balance of smoothness, freshness and minerality. Aftertaste of toasted almond, typical of the Primitivo of Gioia del Colle. 2012 was a brilliant year in Puglia and this vintage is a true gem. Limited stock.
Best with: Strong flavoured dishes like pasta with gravy, roasted beef, game, grilled meat as well as fish and aged cheese.
Amazing wine, one of our Organic Stars! Read more in our additional organic wine review.
Location: Murgian hills within the territory of Gioia del Colle, in the locality of Spinomarino, 4,5 km to the South East of the town
Grape: Primitivo 100%, only our own grapes
Vineyard management: Organic farming, No irrigation and Spontaneous grassing with green manure
Planted in: 1990
Altitude: 365 m above sea level
Size: 8 hectares
Density: 4000 vines/hectare
Vinification: Organic process: fermentation of the must in contact with the skin for 200 hours at controlled temperature and just with autochthonous yeasts. Open-cycle process with frequent pumping of the must over the pomace. Re-integration only of the sulphites lost during the vinification steps to restore the initial natural value. Natural malolactic fermentation.
Alcoholic content: 15% by vol.
Ageing: 6 months in wine stainless steel tanks, 6 months in Slavonic oak casks, 6 months in bottle.
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