Papale Oro Primitivo di Manduria Varv
Italy – 2016
150cl – Magnum
Tasting Note: Rich, rounded red wine from Puglia in southern Italy, soft, highly flavoured and scented with forest fruits, cracked black pepper and a dollop of blackberry jam.
Food Matching: It matchs very well with red meat, game, heavy sauces, but it is also nice withn spicey food and with hard cheese.
Vineyard: The Primitivo variety has been cultivated for centuries in the Puglia region. It tends to have high vigour, mature relatively quickly and produce high yields. Drought and high temperatures can be a problem so using the alberello system of training allow for better vine management. Vines are planted in the province of Taranto at an altitude of 150-200 metres above sea level and the harvest is done by hand.
Vinification: Fermentation with maceration at a controlled temperature of 26 ° -28 ° C. After malolactic fermentation, aging in oak barrels for at least 10 months