ElegiaPrimitivo di Manduria DOP
Varietal: Primitivo 100%
Vineyard age: 35-50 years old
Training system: "alberello" (bush vine) and espallier
Harvest time: second half of September
Avarage yield per hectare:60 quintals (6.000 kilograms)
Vinification: thermo-controlled alcoholic fermentation at 22-24 °C (72-75 °F), maceration for 2 weeks
Ageing: 12 months in French barriques
Alcohol content: 15% Vol.
Color: deep ruby red
Bouquet: elegant nose, strong fruity component based on wild blackberries, prunes, raspberries in jam and blueberries. Nutmeg, vanilla and cloves anticipate scent of aromatic herbs and leather. Puffs of toasted almond and dried violet petals flank hints of undergrowth
Taste: bright acidity and drying tannins push through to tighten up the close. Persistent.
Serving temperature: 16° - 18° C (60°- 64° F)
Suggested pairings: spiced wild boar morsels, excellent with roasts and braised meats, superb with lamb.
Serving temperature: 16 - 18 °C (60 - 64 °F).