Soltema Primitivo del Salento IGP

Soltema Primitivo del Salento IGP

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Product information "Soltema Primitivo del Salento IGP"

SOLTEMA  Primitivo del Salento Igp
Ideal pedoclimatic conditions: sun, soil and sea breeze favour the optimal ripening of the grapes. Unique aromas and aromas characterize this wine, structured and with a soft and velvety taste.

Title: Primitivo IGP Salento
Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Visual inspection: Intense ruby red
Gustatory examination: Soft and balanced

Complex and structured first courses, second courses of meat, also stewed
Ideal typical dish: Tria e ceci and horse meat "pignata" ("caulata")

"Soltema Primitivo del Salento IGP"
Region: Puglia
Certification: IGP
Contains sulfites: Yes
Grape: Primitivo
Manufacturer: Jorche Antica Masseria
Production area: Salento
Quantity: 0,75 ltr


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.