Like Il Faggio and Cento Cavalli, this wine is made by the Liberty Wines‘ winemaking team in a privately owned and modern winery in the Salento peninsula. Our brief to the winemakers was simple: we wanted a clean, fresh and vibrant Primitivo that is both modern and typical of the variety...
In order to achieve these objectives, the winemakers selected the fruit from the best parcels on the estate, ensuring ripeness but no shrivelling (as this gives raisiny fruit and harsh tannins to the wine).
The grapes for this wine come from the eastern part of Puglia in the Taranto region. The bush trained vines are planted in low vigour soils. The grapes were handpicked to ensure careful selection.
It was a truly great harvest in Puglia in 2012. Summer was sunny, dry and warm with many days in the mid to upper 30°Cs. Grape set was light and the extended good weather resulted in the earliest harvest on record.
The winemakers selected the fruit from the best parcels on the estate, ensuring ripeness but no shrivelling. Grapes were collected by hand, then fermented at cool temperatures to retain freshness and checked the tank daily to ensure they didn‘t extract too much tannin. Part of the blend was aged in oak to add complexity. Once ageing was finished, the blend was put together and the wine was shipped to Verona.
Deep ruby red color, red jam, blueberries, sweet spices on the nose, the body is full with soft tannins and alcohol which create a good balance.
|Consultant Winemaker||Matt Thomson|
Liberty Wines customers can order this wine directly from us.