Vine variety: Primitivo.
Area: San Marzano, Salento, Puglia. At about 100 meters above sea level.
Soil: Shallow and with medium-fine texture.
Farming type: Guyot (5,000 vines per hectare).
Grape harvest: First ten days of September.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and left in maceration at a controlled temperature of 25 °C for the duration of the alcoholic fermentation. The next step is the gentle pressing of marc, and the consequent trigger of the malolactic fermentation.
Ageing: In stainless steel tanks.
Tasting notes: Intense ruby red colour with purplish reflections; a bouquet rich in ripe fruit, cherries and plums, with a hint of coffee and black pepper; robust, soft and harmonious taste, with a pleasantly persistent finish.
Best served with: Richly flavoured first courses, red meat and hard cheese.
Serving temperature: 16-18 °C.