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