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The Vigne Vecchie Legganda series is the highlight of the Vigneti di Salento. It is produced from hand-picked Primitivo vines, which are over 70 years old and yield a correspondingly small yield of high-quality berries. The Primitivo Vigne Vecchie has an intense ruby colour. The fragrance shows complex aromas of dark berries, plums and cherries with nuances of tobacco and fine herbs. The body is juicy and full, but on the other hand also fruity and rich in fine tannins. A high-end Primitivo , which has received numerous medals and awards over the last years.
Grape variety: 100% Primitivo.
Vineyards: 75 plus years old bush vineyards in the Sava area.
Vinification: Harvesting of the grapes is done when these are slightly over-ripening, destemming-crushing of the grapes, maceration at controlled temperature for 10-12 days with periodic pumping over. Racking and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. First and second passage in American and French oak barriques for the following 12 months.
Best served with: The great Apulian cuisine with its meat dishes, also excellent with game and very mature sheep.