Villa Santera Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2015

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Villa Santera is named after a historic villa, which belongs to the Leone de Castris family, located in the province of Taranto. The Primitivo di Manduria appellation is known for the production of bold and spicy reds. This wine is no exception, skillfully crafted from hand-picked grapes grown on very mature vines—40 years old on average. It is a concentrated and layered example of a true classic from Puglia.

Tasting Notes

Rich purple in color, inviting aromas of spiced cherries and black fruits complement undertones of tobacco and dried plums. It is a full-bodied wine, warm and soft on the palate with flavors that continue to evolve into the finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with sweet Italian sausage, fresh berry coulis, jamón iberico, and barbecued ribs.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Primitivo di Manduria DOC
Vineyard size:
150 acres
Soil composition:
Clay-Loam
Training method:
Bush
Elevation:
165 feet
Vines/acre:
2,800
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1997
Bottles produced of this wine:
200,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Primitivo
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
68-72 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Length of maceration:
12 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
50 HL
Age of aging container:
Five years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
6 months
Length of bottle aging:
3 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.5 %
pH level:
3.8
Residual sugar:
11.0 g/L
Acidity:
6.3 g/L
Dry extract:
41.0 g/L

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