Vine variety: Primitivo.
Area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. At about 100 meters above sea level.
Soil: Medium clay texture, shallow and with good skeletal soil.
Farming type: Espalier (5,000 vines per hectare).
Grape harvest: First week of September.
Vinification: Thermo-controlled maceration for about 10 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks.
Tasting notes: Deep ruby red colour with violet reflections; complex bouquet with plum and cherry notes, spicy, with hints of rosemary and vanilla; a robust wine, smooth and balanced, easy to drink.
Best served with: Richly flavoured first courses, red meat, game, and hard cheese.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C.