Soloperto - Primitivo di Manduria DOC
Primitivo di Manduria from Soloperto is made from 100% Primitivo grapes, grown in Manduria and its neighbourhood. The vines are 20-25 years old and are cut in the typical southern Italian Albarello-style. The harvest takes place in early September and the wine is produced by traditional technology. The storage takes place in steel tanks.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Apulia
- Grape variety : Primitivo
- Classification : DOC Primitivo di Manduria
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2013
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : 3-4 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 deep ruby ??red color. The aroma carries hints of cherry and bitter almonds, ripe dark plums and red berries. The palate attack is fruity and semi full bodied. The tannins are soft and the finale has a pleasant freshness. A half-bodied wine that can be drunk to pasta dishes, lighter meals but can also be served together with various meat dishes.