LiricaPrimitivo di Manduria DOC
Varietal: Primitivo 100%
Vineyard age: 15-25 years old
Training system: "alberello" (bush vine) and espallier
Harvest time: early September
Avarage yield per hectare: 90 quintals (9.000 kilograms)
Vinification: thermo-controlled alcoholic fermentation at 22-24°C (71-75 °F), maceration for 1 week
Ageing: minimum 6 months in big casks of Slavonian oak
Alcohol content: 14,5% Vol.
Color: medium deep ruby red
Bouquet: intense and elegant nose of ripe dark fruit, cherry, plum, sweet spices like ginger and aniseed with discreet oak.
Taste: the palate is medium to full with a rounded texture and elegant tannin, a well-balanced freshness underneath with a rather long and broad spicy finish.
Suggested pairing: fillet steak with green pepper, crusted roast beef, lamb with roasted potatoes, medium-aged cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16° - 18° C (60°- 64° F)