Salento Rosso IGT
Elegant, Intense Aromas, Long Finish, Rounded
Excellent selection of Negroamaro and Primitivo grapes. Interesting character, elegant, intense, fruity, aromatic.
Wild cherries, blackberries, raspberries with delicate hints of spices, full bodied with pleasantly ripe tannins and a clean finish.
The vinification is without the grape stalks, on hulls with 12 -14 days monitored temperature. The vines are 20 -25 years old, and the production is between 50 - 65 ql per hectare.
The harvest, between August and September is done manually.
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.