Name SUD Primitivo Merlot Tarantino I.G.P.
Wine category Indicazione Geografica Protetta
Colour Red
Vine varieties 50% Primitivo, 50% Merlot
Vines per ha 4500
Production area San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. At almost 100 meters above sea level, with a high average temperature and very little rainfall during the year. The soils are mainly composed of clay, with an average depth which reaches up to 1 meter
Harvest period First half of September
Vinification Thermo-controlled maceration for about 10 days, alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts
Maturation In French oak barrels for 4 /5 months
Tasting notes Deep ruby red, with black streaks. M ature to the nose, with red fruit, cherry, berry and a slight cinnamon note. A wine of great structure enriched with velvet tannins and a long pleasant aftertaste
Best served with Rich first courses, red meat and game, hard cheese
Serving temperature About 16-18°C