Primitivo Salento Es Gianfranco Fino 2018

Primitivo Salento Es Gianfranco Fino 2018

Eye Ruby red-purple
Nose Wide range of preserves of blackberries, blueberries, wilted rose, dark chocolate, licorice, damp earth and mineral-filled rubber
Mouth Taste round and pulpy but well modulated by masculine freshness; tannic matrix of fine workmanship and well managed alcohol
Serving Temp. 16-18°
Pairings First courses with meat sauce, red meats, aged cheeses
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Type Red
Appellation Salento IGT
Grape Primitivo
Grape details Primitivo 100%
Region Puglia (IT)
Place of Production N/A
Alcholic Grade 16.5%
Wine bottle size 0,75 L Standard
Organic wine No
Biodynamic wine No
Production year 2018
Awards N/A

Gianfranco Fino is an award-winning wine estate in Puglia, in southern Italy. The estate was founded in Manduria in 2004, when Gianfranco Fino purchased a 1.3-hectare (3-acre) parcel of vines.

Primitivo di Manduria is a key red-wine DOC of Italy's southern Puglia region. In addition to the standard dry wines, there is also a sweet version of the wine: Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale.

It is made with Primitivo, a dark-skinned grape known for producing inky, tannic wines, particularly Primitivo di Manduria and its naturally sweet Dolce Naturale variant. Harvesting is done in end of August.

After sorting of fruits on table, destemming is done followed by soft pressing of the grapes.

Maceration is done in 70 Hl stainless steel vat via contact with the skins - must for two to three weeks, temperature control of the marc hair, 2 delestage per day. Pressing of the pomace with vertical hydraulic press with stainless steel cage after racking immediately in 50% new and 50% second passage French oak barriques. Daily batonnage is followed until the first racking.

After about 9 months of aging in wood, the wine without the aid of clarifiers and without tartaric precipitations is bottled and after about 9 months of aging it is released for consumption.

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