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Primitivo di Manduria Il Morante Magnum- Vini La Pruina
Primitivo di Manduria il Morante is one of the best Italian red wines. Made from 40 years old vines, Il Morante is the expression of the Manduria terroir. The nose is full of mature and dried red fruits, in the mouth the first sip preludes the smoothness and the power that you can feel after a few sips. The mix between the drying process and the oak barreling is very well balanced into a top Primitivo di Manduria DOP. In the Magnum, as there is more liquid in the bottle the exchange between air and wine through the cork, makes the wine more complex. For this reason, you can keep it until 2030/2035 and enjoy the aging process.
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Pruina is the name of the wax you can find on the skin of the grapes. Vini la Pruina some years ago started looking for some vineyards particularly suited to high quality viticulture. After continuous research throughout the area of Salento, they found two small vineyards belonging to Pietro, a wise vinegrower who had always treated them according to traditional methods and manual care. Intrigued and fascinated by the extraordinary relationship between Pietro and his plants Vini La Pruina becomes one of the vinery which express the Salento terroir and the passion for it. The flagship is the Primitivo di Manduria DOP and with the Salice Salentino, Malvasia Bianca and Negroamaro Rosato you have a full range of wine perfect for any moment.
Primitivo di Manduria
The Primitivo vine is averagely vigorous and matures early, giving low-medium yields. It suffers drought, spring frosts, flower abortion and high temperatures. Its most problematic characteristic is its tendency to over-ripen very rapidly: sometimes a delay of just a few days in harvesting will lead to shrivelled grapes with a rapid loss of acidity and fresh flavours.
The typical grape cluster is small and elongated, loose with round berries. The skin is delicate and quite thin, and for this reason it is sensitive to humidity and moulds.
It easily reaches high alcohol levels and historically used to boost up more famous wines in France and northen Italy. Also known as Zinfandel in the USA, in 1994 the 2 varieties have been proven to be genetically identical.
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