I.G.T. Salento.


    The spring and summer flow was characterised by two profiles inPuglia:

    the first one ( from March to July) with frequent and intense showers that created water reserves ; the second ( from August to September) with a hot and dry climate that enabled a very good ripening, sugar concentration and richness of the grapes.

    The climatic course as a hot vintage (hot and dry) that characterised the harvest period ( August and September) didn’t create too much stress on the plants thanks to the good water reserves but favoured an optimal ripening and a very good concentration in the reds. The Primitivo grapes of S. Pietro Vernotico  were picked silghtly earlier than usual , during the first week of September. Vintage 2011 can surely be considered one of the best ones up to now in terms of quality of the final product.


    100% Primitivo.
    Selections comes from old vineyards of Primitivo, growing at saplings.


The grapes were harvested slightly over-ripe. After the crushing, the maceration was handled with rémontage and délestages for 15 days in stainless-steel tanks. During this phase the must completed its alcoholic fermentation at a temperature not higher than 26°C. After the racking the wine completed the malolactic fermentation in French and Hungarian barriques where it was aged for 10 months. It was refined in glass for 8 months before being released.


    14% vol.

    Colour: Intense ruby red.

    Aroma: Fruity hints of cherry, strawberry and liquorice blend with the toasted notes as well as those of spices.

    Flavour:in the mouth it is full and rich, with a good body and with a lively and pleasant tannin.


    18 - 20°C

    Roasted meat, seasoned cheese, spicy soups.