Primitivo DOC Gioia del Colle

Type: DOC Gioia del Colle
Colour: Dark ruby red verging to purple
Bouquet: Crisp, rich bouquet with a hint of flowers and red fresh fruit, delicate spicy, complex, intense and elegant
Taste: Full-bodied, harmonic and velvety
Alcohol: 14%
Served at: 16°-18°C
Best with: Roast red meat, salami, game, medium seasoned cheese

Grapevine: 100% Primitivo of Gioia del Colle
Provenance: Gioia del Colle (BA) Puglia
Soil: calcareous, clayey, rich in minerals and fossils.
Altitude: about 400 metres above sea level.
Growing method: on trellises with vine planting ranging from 4000 to 5000 per hectare, more than 15 years of age and an output of 1-2 Kg per vine plant.
No pesticide, no herbicide and no chemicals are used in vineyard
Climate: mild winters, dry and fairly rainy springs, hot summers with high thermic excursions.
Grape-harvest: by hand in little boxes early in the morning, at the best phenolic ripening, in first half of September.
Wine-making: after pressed and picked from the bunch the grapes are cooled at 5-8° C for 24 hours. It follows the fermentation with selected native yeasts. The low temperature (24-28°C) starts the slow fermentation for about 10-20 days. This method exalts the different characteristics of the grapevine. It follows the malolactic fermentation for the balance of the harmonic tasting.
Ripening period: in steel tanks for 36 months minimum and in bottle for about 6-12 months.
Bottling: filtering the wine with no stabilization. Bottled in 75cl. dark green cone-shaped Bordeaux bottles, 6 bottles per box, natural cork