PETRANERA – Primitivo I.G.T. Salento
Classification: IGT Salento
Grapes: Primitivo 100%
Production area: Vineyards of Brindisi and Bari areas
Altitude of the vineyards: 200 m. a.s.l.
Type of soil: Clayey and chalky
Cultivation system: Espalier – Sapling
Stumps density: 3200 per Ha
Hectare production: 80 quintals of grape
Yield grapes into wine: 70%
Harvest period: September
Alcoholic fermentation: In stainless steel at 22 – 25°C, for 16 days.
Malolactic fermentation: Completely carried out
Vinification: 16 days maceration on the skins with numerous pressing and bled of 10%.
Aging: In barriques Never for 6 months, then in bottle for 5 months. It should be putted into a carafe and then it should be drunk in large ballon.
Store it horizontally up to 5 years after harvest.
Acidity: 5.2 g/Lt
Dry extract: 30 g/L
RED PRIMITIVOSalento – Typical Geographical Indication – IGPGrapes and vineyard: introduced by doctors Benedictines in hilly territory of Gioia del Colle (BA) in the seventeenth century the PRIMITIVE , whose name derives from the early of the vine, is now among the most popular wines from Puglia . Leaf pentagonal medium size, cluster conical , cylindrical , winged, medium berry spheroid . The vineyards are cultivated with Guyot system, no more than 2 – 2.5 kg per vine production .The vinification: once the grapes reached maturity is harvested by hand to be diraspo – pressed as soon as possible. Once the fermentation starts at controlled temperature (22/25 ° C) in stainless steel vats from 50 to 100 Hl, the must is pumped up and delestage repeated until the end of the process.The wine: the smell of deep red wine is full and rich, with aromas of ripe fruit and light tobacco , the taste is harmonious with a good aromatic persistence , the tannins are ripe and well balanced.The Petranera should be served at a temperature between 16 and 18°C. It best expresses its territoriality as accompaniment to savory Pugliese dishes, with roast red meats and rolls of lamb , goat cheese , pecorino cheese and cold cuts. For best taste it is advisable to decant at least an hour before drinking .