Primitivo 17 DOC Gioia del Colle
Wine type: 100% Primitivo
Training system: 60-year old bush vines; 8,000 plants per hectare.
Soil: very deep medium-texture calcareous clay soils.
Production: 20 hl/ha.
Production techniques: manual harvesting of wine grapes in boxes. Grape skin maceration with must for 4 weeks. Wine ageing takes place in stainless steel tanks for at least 18 months; maturation in bottle for at least one year. No wood at all is used.
Style: dry Red.
Alcohol by volume: 16,5%
Tasting Note: Deep purple-red, brilliant ruby colour. Dense bouquet of wild berries, blackberry and plum, with subtle floral (rose) and plant (leaf tea) notes, enhanced by hints of liquorice and lead pencil. Sumptuous, velvety, softly sweet palate supported by elegant tannins and a vivid mineral acidity. Long and satisfying finish, which echoes the nose perfectly.