Papale Oro Primitivo di Manduria 2017
Papale Primitivo Oro is a rich, silky soft blockbuster of a wine. This is like having steak and cake in a glass. It has oodles of blackberry aromas and flavours complemented by spicy black pepper and succulent forest fruits. If you like full-bodied red wines that are soft and velvety then this wine will hit the spot. It's warm, spicy, sexy and the oak character wraps in a fruit-laden hug. The blackberry, blueberry and ripe black cherry characters mix wonderfully together and deliver intense freshness and character. My new favourite wine!
Winemaking: Fermentation with maceration at a controlled temperature of 26 ° - 28 ° C. After malolactic fermentation, ageing in oak barrels for at least 10 months
Vineyard: The Primitivo variety has been cultivated for centuries in the Puglia region. It tends to have high vigour, mature relatively quickly and produce high yields. Drought and high temperatures can be a problem so using the alberello system of training allow for better vine management. Vines are planted in the province of Taranto at an altitude of 150-200 metres above sea level and the harvest is done by hand.
Food matching: It matches very well with red meat, game and heavy sauces, but it is also nice with spicy food and with hard cheese.
Tasting Note: Rich, rounded red wine from Puglia in southern Italy, soft, highly flavoured and scented with forest fruits, cracked black pepper and a dollop of blackberry jam.
Acidity 6.2 g/L
Style Red, Richly Textured and Full Bodied
Residual Sugar 13 g/L
pH Level 3.65
Closure Natural Cork
Egg / Milk No
Sub-Region: Primitivo di Manduria
Grapes: Primitivo 100