impavido

APULIA

PRIMITIVO 2013

Primitivo grapes represent the strong Apulian vocation for wine production.
Impavido comes from grapes cultivated in a low-yield soil, daily monitored, and where winemaking activities are carried out with the utmost care.
After the natural drying on the vine, grapes are accurately selected and collected in boxes. Afterwards they are destemmed and pressed.
The must undergoes the alcoholic fermentation by maceration on skins for at least 20 days at controlled temperature.
Then the wine is put into French oak barriques, where malolactic fermentation and refinement for 12 months are carried out.
It has a ruby red colour and gentle violet hues are more evident with ageing; the scents of spices and berries and the full and harmonious taste are ennobled and balanced by the contact with the barriques.
It can be combined with game, very tasty cheeses and first courses with red sauce. It is the ideal accompaniment to typical dishes of Apulian cuisine, such as “orecchiette” and “cavatelli”, enriched by vegetables such as turnip tops.

BLEND OF GRAPES: 100% Primitivo
AREA: San Severo (FG) Contrada Coppadoro
VINEYARD SURFACE: 4 Ha
VINEYARD EXPOSURE: South-East
SOIL TYPE: medium composition
VINE STOCK DENSITY: 6250 vine stocks/ Ha
PROFIT PER HA: 45 quintals/Ha/span>
HARVEST TIME: 2nd/3rd decade of September
TRAINING SYSTEM: unilateral spurred cordon with short pruning
VINIFICATION: drying on the vine, maceration on skins for at least 20 days
ALCOHOLIC FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATIONA: completely carried out in French oak barriques
MATURATION AND REFINEMENT: 12 months in French oak barriques and 6 months in bottle
AGEING CAPACITY: 10-15 years
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20°C