Origin of the vineyards: Area of the Doc Primitivo di Manduria (Apulia).
Yield per hectare: About 70 quintals.
Vine training system: Traditional Apulian bush vines.
Soil: Red land rich in organic substances and limestone.
Winemaking and maturation: Vinification at controlled temperature with prolonged contact of the must on the skins, maturation in big wooden barrels for at least 9 months and aging of about 6 months in bottle. Released on the market later than March the 31st of the third year after the harvest, as per rules for naming.
Sensory analysis: Deep and bright ruby red with an idea of garnet shades, of great consistency. Very complex on the nose with sensations of wild berries and cherries in alcohol, then violet and fern, black pepper and cloves, on a bottom of graphite and cocoa powder, everything framed by a strong balsamic air. Great in the mouth, where power and elegance compete for the scene, where freshness and sapidity give it a fantastic drinkability, while tannins gently caress the palate preparing it for a never ending persistence.
Serving temperature: 16/18° C.
Food matches: Gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and pig cheek, game in general, stews, aged cheeses or by itself.
2015: 5 Grappoli Bibenda, Silver Medal Mundus Vini, Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy, Silver Medal Asia Wine Trophy, 99 points Luca Maroni
2016: 5 Grappoli Bibenda, 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso, 99 points Luca Maroni, Silver Medal Mundus Vini, The Wine Hunter Awards Gold, Silver Medal Asia Wine Trophy
2017: 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso