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Ruby red colour with violet tones. Stunning fruit quality and depth of flavour - the very best of Primitivo. Intense and complex perfumes of red cherries and blackberries, with some spice and leather which follow on to the palate. This wine has a rich and velvety texture, generous tannins and great length. Carbon neutral & vegetarian.
Grape variety: 100% Primitivo.
Vineyards: The vineyards are mostly situated in the communes of Manduria and Sava and are owned by growers with whom Filippo has been working with for many years. Production is lower than its potential, which ensures the best quality grapes are selected. The red soils are calcareous clay and rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. 80% of the grapes come from old bush vines and the rest from trained vines that are at least 20 years old.
Vinification: The grapes were gently pressed and cooled to 10ºC for a maceration period of 8-10 days with regular pumping over. Yeasts were added to start fermentation, which took place under temperature controlled conditions of up to 20ºC. The wine was then transferred to second and third use oak barriques for 6-8 months before bottling.