Passito of Primitivo

Passito di primitivo, Salento Rosso IGP

This sweet dessert wine is obtained after a careful selection of Primitivo grapes (which are left to dry on the vine in the vineyards of the sunny Salento plains), an expert vinification process and proper maturation. Dark red in color with orange hues and with a fragrant and intense aroma of raisins, figs, honey, red fruit jam and spices, its taste reveals the right balance of sweetness, acidity and tannins. It is a robust dessert wine that goes well with all pastries from Puglia, especially marzipan. It is also excellent with almond biscotti. Optimum serving temperature: 14° – 16° C.

Technical notes
Variety/Blend Primitivo.
Alcohol content 15% vol.
Area

Upper Salento Plain (San Pancrazio Salentino - San Donaci), province of Brindisi, in the DOC Salice Salento zone.

Vinification

The grapes are left to dry on the vine until the end of September and then harvested and placed in small wood crates. After de-stemming and crushing, the grapes undergo maceration for at least 13-15 days with light pumping at a controlled temperature. The fermentation process is blocked using the cold until the desired sugar content is achieved.

Maturation

After malolactic fermentation, the wine is matured in stainless steel tanks for 8 months and in the bottle for another 6 months.

Color

Deep red with purple nuances.

Bouquet

A complex combination of raisins, red fruit jam, dried and candied fruits, spices, and honey.

Flavor

A pleasant, harmonious blend with structure, acidity and sweetness.

Serving temperature Optimum temperature 14° C - 16° C
Food matches

Marzipan, fruit tarts, dark chocolate, candied fruit.

Bottle size 750 ml