2010 'Visellio' Primitivo Salento IGT

Case of 12 bottles

Varietals: 100% Primitivo

Vineyards: 100m above sea level; stoney, medium consistency soil; 4,000 vines / hectare

Yields: 6 tons / hectare

Vinification/Ageing: Fermentation in in steel tanks at 22°C-24°C. 18 days maceration at controlled temperature. malolactic fermentation; aged 5 to 6 months in steel tanks then 8 months in French oak barrique, then bottled and aged for a further 12 months.

Alcohol: 14%

Description: The colour is brilliant ruby. The nose has notes of plums in brandy, blackcurrant and blueberry jam, 'visciole', cloves and nutmeg leave the way to hints of star anise, violets and liquorice. On the palate, the Visellio is powerful and fascinating at the same time, seductive for its personality and vitality, fresh yet remarkably fruity, finds its equilibrium in mature and round tannins and in its balanced acidity.

Wine Enthusiast: 91 points

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