Elegant, Intense Aromas, Long Finish, Rounded
This stunning wine from Perrini, of intense ruby red colour opens up with scents of black fruits jam, bitter cherry and spices. On the palate it is elegant, intense and persistent. Serve at a temperature 16° – 18°
Wine ageing: 12 months minimum in oak’s barrels and bottle refined in underground wine cellar.
Good with elaborate main courses, roasted and barbecued meat, sausages and ripe cheese.
The vinification is without the grape stalks, on hulls with 12 -14 days monitored temperature. The vines, in an area of 5 hectares are 20 -25 years old, and the production is between 50 - 55 ql per hectare.
The harvest, between September and October is done manually, and the wine is aged for a minimum of 12 months in oak barrels and refined in bottle in underground cellars.
The Perrini family have been making wine for generations in the Salento area of the Puglia region. For many years most of the grapes were sold to larger companies, as the means and finances to estate-bottle were not available to many of the local “contadini”.
Following some sudden life changing events, Vito and his sister Mila Perrini converted their family’s 50 hectares to organic viticulture in 1993, long before many in the area had even considered it. Demonstrating definite foresight, they built an underground cellar, a costly but necessary investement to make their truly subtle and elegant wines, as opposed to the often too-heavy-handed fermentations of the native red grapes.
Their vines are 30-35 years of age and are spread over a number of plots in the hills and the coastal area around Castellaneta, near Taranto. The vineyards are kept low yield and the grapes are picked by hand and immediately brought to the cellar in small baskets. The wines are then vinified in stainless steel at controlled temperatures for 12-14 days of maceration, then aged in stainless steel and glass-lined tanks. The Perrini vineyard is certified organic.