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- Product number: 86010
Primitive of Manduria PDO
A wine that symbolises the indissoluble bond between the environment, the grape variety and the work of man. The vines are all old and grow in soils rich in iron, exceptional conditions for a refined wine, well-structured, color, aroma and intense flavors.
Grapes (Variety): 100% Primitive. Geographical location: Salento
Soil characteristics: Red earth rich in iron oxides on layers of sandstone. Age of the vines: 40 years.
Ageing: 9 months in barrique and barrels + 3 months in bottle.
Alcohol content: 15% vol.
Visual inspection: Ruby red, intense, tending to be full
Olfactory analysis: Ethereal, fruity (forest fruit jams), spicy
Gustatory analysis: Structured, balanced and rightly tannic.
Throughout the meal (for the land menu), red meat flavoured with spices, complex and structured first courses.
Ideal typical dish: Homemade orecchiette with meatball sauce and meat rolls ("brascioli") served with fresh cacioricotta or "ricotta forte".
|Manufacturer:||Jorche Antica Masseria|
By the 1990s, the Gianfreda family already possessed the biggest "palmento" of Torricella, this structure which was approximately 400m2. The millstone, "palamientu" in Puglia, was the first and oldest form of organised cellars. Here, everything was managed manually, in the complex system of great barrels placed on different levels and were connected to each other, from the treading of the grapes, which were pressed by foot, to the fermentation of the must and to the racking.
Giovanni, Costantino’s father, passed on the traditional methods and secrets of winemaking of his wine millstone to his nephew Cosi-mo. But everything changed for the farmers when, at the end of the ’50s, the productions systems became mechanical, and it became useless for them to continue producing in their "palmenti", and they soon became abandoned. Cosimo decided to continue with his own business started by his grandfather and to build for himself a new mechanical cellar, side by side with his wife Emanuela who brought with her as a dowery some "capasuni", the typical big anphors in which people preserved wine, coming from her family's wine mill-stone.
One of these "capasuni" is still present today and has the initials of Emanuela’s father ‘G.M’. This is a small treasure that bears witness to the intertwined history of winemaking by the family. Here still lies the last aging process of a part of the Jorche wines in a symbolic and concrete continuation of the past.