Terragnolo Primitivo

Terragnolo Primitivo

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Wine denomination: Salento I.G.P. Rosso Primitivo

Wine year: 2016

Grape varieties: Primitivo 100%

Colour: Intense ruby red with luminous reflections.

Degree of alcohol: 15.0%

Size: 750 ml

Ageing: 12 months in American barriques of Quercus Alba with steam-folded staves, 6 months in large 3000/5500 litre Slavonian oak barrels and 6 months in bottle.

Pairing recommendations: Game, grilled or stewed meat.

 

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TERRITORY: The Salento region is identified by three climatic elements: the sun,
the architect that creates generous degrees of sugar, the sea, responsible for the minerality of the wines, and the wind that makes this area naturally free of disease and particularly suitable for the production of “natural” wines. Characterized by extensive flat areas and modest hilly reliefs, the Salento region is geologically constituted by a calcareous structure of medium texture.

VARIETY INFORMATION: Primitivo is a black grape variety native to Puglia. It owes its name to the characteristic vegetative phases of the plant, all early, from ripening to sprouting, from flowering to veraison, and from which the old name “Primaticcio” is derived.

AROMAS: On the nose there are perceptions of ripe red fruit, in particular, plum and black cherry, hints of vanilla and honey. On the finish, one can detect spicy nuances of tobacco and licorice.

PALATE: On the palate it reveals good body and good structure with lively hints of ripe fruit and spices. It has a pleasant and subtle astringent note. The fruity return on the finish is excellent, enriched by a delicate coconut note. The finish is long-lasting, capable of giving a pleasant fruity persistence.

VINIFICATION: Traditional fermentation methods are employed with a floating cap at a controlled temperature (27-28 degrees), carried out in large Slavonian oak vats, frequently pumping over the contents. This is followed by a long stay of the must on the skins; about thirty days, in order to extract as much polyphenolic substances as possible to facilitate the start of the subsequent malolactic fermentation in barriques.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C

AREA OF PRODUCTION: Salento – Apulia

VINEYARD ALTITUDE: 100 m s.l.m.

SOIL TYPOLOGY: Calcareous-clayey soil

TRAINING SYSTEM: Pugliese Sapling

STRAIN DENSITY: 2000 – 3000/ha

OUTPUT PER HECTARE: 40-60 q/ha

GRAPE YIELD IN WINE: 60%

AVERAGE AGE OF VINE: 50-60 years old

HARVEST: Manually harvested in early September.

FERMENTATION: In large Slavonian oak vats

ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l

Weight 1.42 kg

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