About This Wine...
“Baked and earthy aromas. A serious Primitivo with power and depth, richly flavoured and full-bodied. Juicy blackberries supported by an earthy foundation. Potent but well- balanced alcohol and a long earthy finish.” thetaste.ie November 2018
An intense ruby red aroma rich and complex, the initial impact of raspberry and black cherry fruit is followed by delicate spicy notes of liquorice and vanilla flavour the palate is supple and ample, that of a structured and balanced wine
whose character is supplemented by a pleasurable and savoury acidity.
The finish and aftertaste are complex and long lasting.
The 2015 vintage was characterized by a grow sunny, particularly during the summer months. July registered temperatures which were slightly higher while August and September were in line with normal seasonal averages.
The Primitivo, sourced from well balanced vineyards with lower than in past years, was able to fully benefit from this favourable weather, reaching full physiological ripeness which featured as well notable interest.
The grapes were picked as soon as they reached complete and high ripeness levels. After pressing, the extraction, managed both by soft pumping over and rack and return (delestage) techniques, took place in stainless steel tanks and lasted thirteen days. During this phase, the wine completed the transformation of its sugar into alcohol at a temperature held to a maximum of 26° Centigrade. It then went through a complete malolactic fermentation in 60 and 130 gallon oak barrels coopered from French and Hungarian oak in which it then aged for approximately ten months. The final phase consisted of eight months of bottle aging before release.
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.