The autumn and winter climate was marked by rain and low temperatures that allowed the vineyards to accumulate good water reserves.
Spring was rather mild in temperature and the nice days and warm temperatures favoured the development of a good vegetation and of the grape clusters.
Temperatures started to increase starting from June.
The summer months which followed were characterized by an absence of seasonal rainfall and led to the full ripening of the bunches.
The Primitivo grapes reached proper technical and physiological ripeness at the end of August.
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.
ALCOHOL LEVEL14% vol.
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Aroma: Fruity hints of plum, blackberry and raspberry mingled with spicy notes of coffee, pepper and chocolate.
Flavour:On the palate it is soft, pleasant and elegant, of good intensity and persistence.
SERVING TEMPERATURE18 - 20°C
Roast beaf, seasoned cheese, spicy soups.