Soloperto - Primitivo di Manduria DOC Ceralacca
Primitivo di Manduria DOC Ceralacca from Soloperto is a Primitivo di Manduria produced from 100% Primitivo grapes grown in Manduria and in its neighbourhood. The vines are 35-40 years old and are cut according to the typical southern Italian Albarello style. The harvest takes place in September at full maturity. The wine is made according to traditional techniques. Storage takes place in steel tank and then on oak barrels for 6 months before bottleing.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Pulia
- Grape variety : Primitivo
- Classification : DOC Primitivo di Manduria Ceralacca
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 14 %
- Storage potential : 5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Giovanni Soloperto started the family winery in 1969 and began producing bottled wine already five years before the Primitivo di Manduria obtained the DOC status. "A tasteful wine for the whole meal' he wrote on the bottles. Since then, the Primitivo wines from Apulia have become world famous. Soloperto is located in Manduria, at the inner side of the Italian foot heel, north of the Ionian Sea. The vineyards of the winery are exposed on the better areas of Manduria. The vines are cut, for the southern Italy very typical Alberello style and the grapes are picked by hand. The vines in Bagnolo are in some cases more than 100 years old, reaching up to 2.5m height. In Spina and Schiavoni on the other hand, the Primitivo vines reaches 40 years of age. Today it is Giovanni's daughter Sabrina and son Ernesto, who have taken over the responsibility of the vineyard.
A brilliant red color with pomegranate hues. The nose has hints of roasted coffee. The palate is fruity, also with elements of coffee and good acidity that is well balanced with the fruity character of the wine. A medium-bodied red wine to pair with Italian dishes; preferably antipasti and various pasta dishes.