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.
From the ancient vineyards of Masseria Surani, in the Salento Region. The vines are Guyot-trained and organically grown; the soils are
limestone-based and are rich in iron. Yields are naturally very low, and harvesting is by hand.
Fermentation for 15-18 days at 25°-28°C; punching down of the cap 3 times a day until the end of the alcoholic fermentation. Maturation for 15-18 months in large oak casks and barriques, followed by 6 months bottle-aging.
Deep ruby red in color with purple shades, it has a bouquet rich in black fruits such as bluberries, black cherries and plums, as well as attractive spicy notes of pepper, chocolate and sweet cinnamon. On the palate it is complex and full-bodied, but with elegant, velvety tannins;
the finish is tangy and very long.
Perfect with savoury dishes such as red meat, pork, aged cheeses. Equally delicious with Spaghetti Bolognese or the classic "orecchiette".
Primitivo di Manturia - 100%