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Ares Rosso Puglia IGT 2015

Producer Information

Tommasi’s passion for wine, and the desire to discover and select the very best of Italian winemaking, has taken us to Puglia. Around 80 hectares of land have been purchased in Manduria, in the Salento area, one of the finest zones for the cultivation of the Primitivo grape, where viticulture has extremely ancient origins, dating  back to the time of Magna Graecia.

The property, which lies about 6 km from the Ionian coast, also includes a manor house called “Masseria” dating back to the early 1900s, a typical complex of agricultural buildings which originally acted as an organisational centre for all of the farming operations. Following refurbishment, the Masseria now houses a winery of 700 sqm complete with vinification and maturation facilities.

Vineyards

The vineyard has a southern exposure and limestone and clay soils.

5,500 vines are planted per hectare in the guyot system.

Winemaking

Ten days of fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks followed by six months ageing in oak casks.

Tasting Note

Intense ruby red in colour with aromas of red fruits and black cherry on the nose. Sapid, with balanced acidity, soft tannins and a medium body.

Food Pairing

The ideal match to steak, red meat, roasts and rich casseroles.

Serving Suggestion

Serve at 16-18°C.

Puglia IGT
Primitivo - 50%
Negroamaro - 30%
Cabernet Sauvignon - 20%

Natural Cork
13%

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