Grape Varietals: 100% Primitivo.
Vineyards: bush-trained in Sava, Salento.
Average age of the vines: 30-40 years.
Soil: calcareous and clayey.
Harvest Period: first half of September.
Vinification: pressing followed by 20 days of fermentation with maceration of the grape skins at a controlled temperature, where the grape must is pumped daily. The malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques, then the wine is aged in American oak barrels for at least 18 months.
Alcohol Content: 14.5% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 7 grams per liter.
Color: intense purple with ruby red reflections.
Aroma: extremely rich and intriguing bouquet, with main notes of cacao, dark chocolate, ripe plum, vanilla, blueberry jam, pepper and a slight note of dried coconut.
Palate: of great impact, the tannins are velvety yet important, with notes of ripe fruit and cacao; it’s very persistent and naturally soft, there’s also a pleasant spiced note in the finish.
Food Suggestions: BBQ, grilled meats, wild game, and aged cheese.
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C / 61-64 °F.