Cubardi Primitivo I.G.T Salento Red

Schola Sarmenti

2016

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Primitivo from 65-year-old vines
Harvesting and wine-making:
Grapes are picked up by hand and gently laid down into little airy crates, arriving as whole bunches at the winery. Once there, grapes are further selected using an advanced sorting table.


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Cubardi Primitivo I.G.T Salento Rosso


Grape variety:
Primitivo 100%
Average age of the vines:
About 65 years
Training:
Alberello, an Apulian head-trained system, at a density of about 4500 plants per hectare
Yield:
900 to 1100 grams per plant
Harvesting and wine-making: Grapes are picked up by hand and gently laid down into little airy crates, arriving as whole bunches at the winery. Once there, grapes are further selected using an advanced sorting table.
Aging:
Six months in second passage medium-toasted French oak tonneaux; then, eight months  in bottles for further refinement.
Alcohol content:
15%
Bouquet:
From our old vines, symbols of old stories  and whole lives lovely devoted to our land, this wine grows out, a true expression of  a scrupulous wine-making expertise.  In a very harmonious context,  an extraordinary aromatic complexity nimbly develops. Intense ripe fruit notes give way to agreeable tobacco aromas displaying  a beguiling hint of chocolate and coffee  on the finish. Flavour: A full-bodied velvet wine with soft tannins gently extending to your palate, leaving  an extremely pleasing long finish.  It persistently sits in your mouth, confirming an undisputed, strong personality.
Serving temperature:
16°-18° C

Training systemBush vines.
Grape varietiesNegroamaro 100 %.
HarvestHand picking, after the grapes are fully ripe. In order to obtain a good acidity, some harvests can begin earlier so as to maintain high levels of fixed acids and refined aromas.
WinemakingTraditional controlled-temperature fermentation.
ColourRuby red with purple reflections.
AlcoholAbout 13-14%

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