13.5% | ITALY

This wine is ruby red in colour. On the nose, it has intense aromas of cherry, plum and pomegranate with sweet spice and Mediterranean herbs. This wine has good structure...
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This wine is ruby red in colour. On the nose, it has intense aromas of cherry, plum and pomegranate with sweet spice and Mediterranean herbs. This wine has good structure with supple fruit on the palate and good acidity on the finish.

The vineyards are mostly situated in the communes of Manduria and Sava and are owned by growers with whom Filippo Baccalaro has been working for many years. Production is lower than its potential, which ensures the best quality grapes are selected. The red soils are calcerous clay and are rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. 80% of the grapes come from old bush vines and the rest from trained vines that are at least 20 years old.

2018 was a challenging year in Puglia due to unusually persistent rainfall. Twice as much rain as normal fell. Hard work, flexibility and total commitment were needed in the vineyards to produce the desired quality, and the grapes that ripened well were from sandier soils with good drainage. Careful vineyard management ensured that the grapes reached full maturation.

The grapes were gently destemmed and crushed before being cooled to 10ºC for a maceration period of 8-10 days, with regular pumping over. Fermentation took place at a controlled temperature of 20ºC. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless-steel tanks. The wine was then transferred to second- and third-passage oak barriques for 8-10 months before bottling.

This is Farnese’s venture in Puglia (they are also responsible for Gran Sasso, Zabù, Vesevo, Tufarello and others). The wines are made at two wineries in the province of Taranto on the western flank of Salento. The style of the wines - fresh whites, soft and generous reds - will be familiar to those who buy their other wines, as winemaker Filippo Baccalaro is the driving force behind this label. Filippo, a native of Piemonte, has been working in Puglia for almost two decades. He was attracted by the rich, ripe flavours of the fruit, and has the potential to capture these flavours with minimal use of technology and a lot of know-how.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Negroamaro, Malvasia Nera
Country
Italy
Region
Puglia
Vintage
2018
ABV %
13.5%
Organic
No
Vegan
No

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