SonettoPrimitivo di Manduria DOP
Varietal: Primitivo 100%
Vineyard age: +90 years old
Training system: "alberello" (bush vine)
Harvest time: mid-September
Avarage yield per hectare: 45 quintals (4.500 kilograms)
Vinification: thermo-controlled alcoholic fermentation at 22-24 °C (71-75 °F), maceration for 3 weeks
Ageing: 24 months in French oak barriques
Alcohol content: 16% Vol.
Color: deep ruby red
Bouquet: very ripe and intense nose; ripe blackberry and plum, fig, cracked pepper and orange rind. A hint of smoke combined with spicy notes of tabacco, leather and seducting balsamic notes on the finish.
Taste: clean and full-bodied, plenty of ripe dark fruit flavor and grippy tannins. Well-balanced, with purity, complexity and persistence on the palate.
Suggested pairings: perfect with game, roasted and grilled meats, casseroles and well-matured cheeses
Serving temperature: 16° - 18° C (60°- 64° F).