Mottura vini del Salento
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Primitivo del Salento

Produced on the Salento Peninsula and in the Taranto area from trellis-trained Primitivo grapes. With 10-12 days of skin contact, the grapes are fermented at a controlled temperature of 20°C with regular pumping over and delestage, followed by malolactic fermentation in steel. A deep purplish red in colour, with an intense winy aroma of red fruit if drunk young, becoming warm and ethereal if aged, complemented by rich, dry, harmonious flavour

Features

Brand

Mottura

Wine

Primitivo del Salento Rosso

Identification

Indicazione geografica tipica

Area of Production

Salento

Soil type

Calcareous, argillaceous

Cultivation system

Espalier and spurred cord

Yield in quintals per hectares

100

Grapes

Primitivo

Climate

Moderate winter, very dry spring and summer

Harvest

By machine

Winemaking technique

Traditional maceration for 8-10 days and fermentation of must under controlled temperature conditions (20°) ever-using delestage and pumping over. Malolactic fermentation totally developed.

Colour

Deep ruby red, bright and intense

Aroma

Intense aroma of ripe red fruit, cherry, mulberry, bluberry, vanilla and aromatic herbs

Taste

Strong personality and long persistency, enjoyable tannins

Alcohol content

13% vol

Recommended with

Red meats, roasts, aged cheeses

Serving temperature

18-20°C

Recommended glass

Large tulip-shaped wineglass

Durability

Four or five years in a suitable wine cellar