Primitivo Appassimento

Deep red in colour with hints of garnet. Notes of ripe fruit, strawberry and blackberry jam, wrapped in notes of cocoa and tobacco that transform every sip into a sensory experience Full and harmonious on the palate with a caressing finale.

Primitivo lives up to its name: it is in fact the first grape to ripen and the only variety that so intensely transmits the cutting nature of Apulia. But there’s more: this Primitivo, pure or in “withered” version, where the grapes are left on the vine for much longer to concentrate the juice and obtain a wine at its very finest. The resulting flavour is an overwhelming sensory experience, thanks also to the months spent maturing in oak casks.

  • TYPE: Red wine
  • ORIGIN: Apulia
  • GRAPES: Primitivo
  • SENSATIONS: Deep red in colour with hints of garnet. Notes of ripe fruit, strawberry and blackberry jam, wrapped in notes of cocoa and tobacco that transform every sip into a sensory experience Full and harmonious on the palate with a caressing finale.
  • VINIFICATION: The grapes are left to dry on the plant and then harvested into wooden boxes, followed by a period of maceration at controlled temperature (22-24°C) with frequent stirring to guarantee the correct extraction of the colour and aromas. The fermentation is followed by a period of refinement, lasting several months, in French oak barrels.
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15%

Vineyard

Soil
Type

Medium mixture-clay

Exposure
and Altitude

East – South-east, 200 m above sea level

Training

Spurred cordon and Guyot

Planting
density

4300 plants per hectare

Tasting Recommendations

Combination of earth
rich stews, roasts, game

Combination of earth
Mature Cheeses

Bicchiere consigliato
Bordeaux grand cru

Service temperature
16-18 °C

The awards

BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2016

Best Producer (vintage 2015)

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLANGE IWC 2017

Gold medal (vintage 2016)

GUIDA LUCA MARONI 2017

99/99 points (vintage 2015)

BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2017

Gold medal and Best Producer (vintage 2016)

DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARD 2017

Commended (vintage 2015)

GUIDA LUCA MARONI 2018

99/99 points (vintage 2016)

BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2018

Best Producer (vintage 2017)

GUIDA LUCA MARONI 2019

99/99 points

BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2019

Gold Medal

GUIDA LUCA MARONI 2020

99/99 points

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