Name Filari Primitivo di Manduria
Wine category Denominazione di Origine Protetta
Colour Red
Vine varieties Primitivo
Vines per ha 5000 bush vines
Production area Very old vineyards, selected in the towns of San M arzano and Sava. The soil is mainly “red earth”, with a fine texture and a generally calcareous undergound with few emerging rocks. The well-known redness of the soil is due to the presence of iron oxides. The climate is characterised by high temperatures all year round, very little rainfall and a wide temperature range between night and day, which has a positive influence on the quality of the grapes. This is the d.o.p. ”Primitivo di M anduria” production area
Harvest period Beginning of October
Vinification Grapes are hand-harvested, after withering on the plant. Maceration: 10 days with selected autochthonous yeasts. Thermo-controlled alcoholic fermentation at 24-26° C
Maturation In French and American oak barrels for 12 months
Tasting notes Intense ruby red, with garnet reflections; persistent and complex to the nose, with notes of mature fruits which recall cherry jam and dry figs; slightly spicy. The full body gives the mouth some pleasant honeyed sensations, supported by a good acid structure
Best served with Meditation wine. Excellent with dry almond cakes, fruit tarts, savoury and matured cheeses.
Serving temperature About 18°C