Primitivo di Manduria Riserva 2017 – Vini la Pruina

£35.00

Il Morante Riserva is unique. Made from 40 years old vines the Primitivo di Manduria, il Morante Riserva is the result of the ancient grapes and modern technologies. The nose is full, powerful with a full bouquet of mature and dried red fruit. The mouth is a well-balanced power of alcohol and texture. A top-class wine, only produced in 1500 bottles. Open around 2hours before drink.

 

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Colour
Garnet
FLAVOURS
Oak
Red fruit
Black fruit
Dried fruit
Palate

Sweetness

Acidity

Tannins

Body

Abv
14.5%
Serve At
18°
Food Pairing
Beef
Meditation
Wild game meat
Cheese (hard, mature)
Country

Region

Puglia

Grape Variety

Primitivo

Producer

Vini la Pruina

Certification

Sustainable

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 name derives from the italian Primaticcio, meaning first to ripen. In fact it is one of the first grapes to be picked in Italy, usually in August. Primitivo is a variety of red grape grown across Puglia, which has found its ideal habitat in two areas above all others: the red soils of the Taranto Province where it is used to make Primitivo di Manduria and among the hills of Gioia del Colle in the Bari Province, and in the Murgia uplands.
Manduria is Primitivo’s spiritual home. The designation was introduced in 1974, it is therefore among the oldest of the 28 DOCs in Italy’s heel.
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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