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Dionysos Primitivo di Manduria DOC Reserva 2011

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 with limestone and clay soils.

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

Winemaking

Ten to twelve days fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by fifteen months ageing in oak casks and six months in bottle.

Tasting Note

Intense, deep red ruby in colour with hints of plum, blackberry, raspberry and spice on the nose. Aromas or coffee, pepper and chocolate add an extra layer of complexity. On the palate, Dionysos is intense, elegant and velvety with smooth tannins and a long finish.

Food Pairing

Perfect with savoury dishes such as red meat, pork, aged cheeses. Equally delicious with Spaghetti Bolognese or the classic "orecchiette".

Puglia IGT
Primitivo di Manturia - 100%
Natural Cork
15%

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