Primitivo Puglia IGT Piedalto
Elegant, Intense, Red Fruit Aromas
A deep ruby red colour, Piedalto Primitivo opens with aromas of red fruit, wild cherry, and notes of spices and cinnamon.
On the palate this southern wine is surprisingly elegant, fruity, and intense offering a pleasant long finish
Ideal tasting temperature: 16°C
A deep ruby red colour, Piedalto Primitivo reveals on the nose aromas of red fruit, wild cherry, and notes of spices and cinnamon. On the palate this southern wine is surprisingly elegant, fruity, and intense offering a pleasant long finish. Ideal tasting temperature: 16°C
It is grown in the Salento region of Puglia, on a south facing hill, where the climate is mostly warm and arid. The vineyard is located on a hill on the sea front, at an altitude of 50 - 280 mt. above sea level. The growing method is guyot with a production of ql 50 / 65 per hectare. The manual harvest is between August and September, from vines that are 20-25 years old.
Vinification is without grape stalks and on skins with 12 - 14 days controlled temperature. Wine ageing is in steel tanks and refined in bottle in underground wine cellar. THE PRODUCTION OF THIS WINE HELPS PROTECTED RARE ANIMALS FOUND LIVING IN THEIR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
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.