About This Wine...
APPELLATION Primitivo IGT (Typical Geographical Indication) Puglia.
GRAPES Primitivo. A selection of grapes cultivated in the vineyards of the Maime estate in San Pietro Vernotico (BR).
PRODUCTION The grapes were picked and then fermented in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks. The fermentation, carried at temperatures held to a maximum of 79° Fahrenheit (26° centigrade) lasted from eight to ten days. The malolactic fermentation was completed by the beginning of winter. A period of further aging, first eight months in stainless steel, then an additional four months in bottle, preceded commercial release.
ALCOHOL 14 % vol.
Colour: An intense ruby red.
Aroma: Red fruit, black cherries, with hints of candied fruit and liquorice as well.
Flavour: Soft in its initial sensations, supple tannins and structured well sustained by a balanced freshness.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16-18 ° centigrade
New World wines from the Old World: first settled by the Greeks in the 8th c BC, over the centuries Puglia has been colonised by Romans, Turks, Slavs, Normans & Spaniards. Evidence of this long history is seen in the region’s ancient coastal towers
overlooking the Adriatic Sea – hence the name, Tourmaresca. Acquired by Antinori in1998 as the Puglian gem of their
collection. The philosophy is to produce great wines from indigenous varietals that date back to the Magna Grecia, when all
Southern Italy was known as Enotria – the land of wine. Tourmaresca leads Puglia’s modern renaissance by combining classic
winemaking with the latest viticulture techniques to create exceptional wines.