Soloperto - Rubinum 17 ° - Primitivo di Manduria DOC
Rubinum 17 ° from Soloperto is a Primitivo di Manduria made from 100% Primitivo grapes, grown in Manduria and its neighbourhood. The vines are 45-50 years old and are cut in the typical southern Italian "Albarello"-style. The harvest takes place in the second part of September when the grapes become somewhat overripe, which contributes to the high level of alcohol. The wine is produced by traditional technology. The storage takes place in steel tanks and then furtheron in the bottle.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Apulia
- Grape variety : Primitivo
- Classification : DOC Primitivo di Manduria
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2015
- Alcohol degree : 17%
- Storage potential : 5-7 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 with violet hues. The nose is intense, full-bodied and long-lasting, primarily with hints of dark plums and red berries, slightly sweet. The palate is full and round with velvet soft tannins. A very powerful and full-bodied wine that can be enjoyed together with meat and game dishes in sauce or together with strong cheeses.