2021 Primitivo di Manduria ‘Magnifico Rosso Fuoco’
The vineyards for this Primitivo are very close to the little town of Manduria in Puglia. They are south-facing and enjoy a very hot, mediterranean climate. The primitivo grapes are grown on bush vines, ripen early and are handpicked in early September. Fermentation is carefully controlled using a submerged cap system in order to extract delicate tannins and varietal fruit characteristics. Maceration lasts for 12-15 days at controlled temperatures not exceeding 28 ° C. Alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. Maturation on the lees for 3 months prior to release.
This Primitivo di Manduria is an intense purple color which tends towards garnet with age. Inky and full-bodied, with great tannic, alcoholic and acidic structure balanced by luscious, fresh dark fruits, this is a gorgeous wine which is incredibly moreish and boasts a long, satisfying finish.
Great wine for roasted and grilled meats and ideal with game dishes. Alo pairs beautifully with mature, hard cheeses.
Our Shop Manager Brian presented this wine to one of his WIne Clubs, a few weeks back ,and sold ’50’ bottles of it on the night – that’s how lovely it is.