Wine Details

Indigenous Primitivo del Salento IGT

100% Primitvio from 20-year-old vines planted on a Northern exposure in calcareous soil at an elevation of 330 feet. Fermented and aged in stainless steel – no use of oak. Primitivo traces back to the ancient Phoenicians who settled in Apulia (Puglia). Legend says it was the wine served at the Last Supper.

Region:

Producer:

Indigenous

Classification:

Salento IGT

Variety:

100% Primitivo

Number of bottles produced:

10,000 cases

Production area:

Salento (Apulia); northern exposure

Altitude:

100 meters / 330 feet

Age of vines:

20 years

Yield:

6,000 bottles per ha

Training:

Guyot and Alberello

Vinification:

Maceration for 7 days

Refining:

6 month in stainless steel vats, no use of oak

Alcohol content:

14.0%

pH level:

3.65

Acidity:

6.2 g/l

Soil:

Calcareous

Harvest:

Beginning of September

Bottling:

Aged 2 months in bottle

Release:

Spring

Flavors:

Full body, chewy tannins rounded up by a fruity, soft texture finish

Colors:

Ruby Red

Aromas:

Aromas of stewed-fruit and tomato leaf

Recent press reviews

88

Indigenous Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019

Wine Enthusiast (88)- "Best Buy"

88

Indigenous Primitivo del Salento IGT 2019

Wine & Spirits (88)- "Flavors of raspberry jam, licorice and orange peel combine to make this primitivo a rich and warming choice for hearty pastas and braised meats."