Classification: IGP – SALENTO – ROSSO (red).
Production Area: Leverano (Le).
Grape Varieties: 70% Negroamaro, 20% Primitivo, 10% Montepulciano.
Alchool content: 13,50% vol.
Soil: alluvial origin soil, mixed (sand, silt and clay) with calcareous zones
Yield: 6 tons of grapes per Ha
Training method: Goblet
Vineyard density: 4500-5000 plants per ha
Vinification: after a deep selection of the grapes, they are passed through a de-stemmer (no crushing). The must is left to soak in contact with the skins in steel vats for 10-12 days at a controlled temperature of 24-26°. After the fermentation process the wine ages 16-18 months in French barriques and at least 3 months in bottles.
Ageing: 4 years or more depending on the harvest; it’s a red wine with high ageing potential.
Color: intense ruby red
Bouquet: full-bodied and persistent, with hints of ripe red berry fruits
Taste: soft, with velvety tannins, juicy and balanced
Serving Temperature: 16-18°C
Pairing: grilled red meat, game and aged cheese