Vines variety: 50% Primitivo, 50% Merlot.
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 (4,500 vines per hectare).
Grape harvest: First half of September.
Vinification: Thermo-controlled maceration for about 10 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts.
Ageing: In French oak barriques for 6 months.
Tasting notes: Deep ruby red colour with garnet streaks, a rich bouquet of ripe red fruit, cherries, soft fruits and some cinnamon notes. A wine with a remarkable structure enriched by a velvety tannic texture and a long endnote with a pleasant aftertaste.
Best served with: Richly flavoured first courses, red meats and game and hard cheese.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C.