Es Salento Primitivo IGT 2013

Es is named in honor of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis.  Translated from Italian, "Es" means the id, the psychological term for a component of the psyche.  According to Sigmund Freud, "Es" is defined as instinct and wild passion; a passion which does not give in to rules or compromises.  Es submits to one principle only:  pleasure.  It is the expression of primal instinct into wine. Cultivated in the maritime Agro di Manduria to utilize its unique red soils, this wine is made from 100% Primitivo. The grapes are lightly dried while still on the vine and harvested by hand at the end of August. 

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red in color with purple reflections, this wine has aromas of red fruit, pepper, sweet spices and cardamom.

Food Pairing

Recommended to pair with foods such as gnocchi bathed in tomato sauces, roasted lamb shank, and braised beef.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Meskinella Vineyard
Vineyard size
26 acres
Soil composition
Iron-rich, red soil
Training method
Bush
Elevation
330 feet
Yield/acre
1 tons
Exposure
Various
Harvest time
August
First vintage of this wine
2004
Bottles produced of this wine
16,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Primitivo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-One year
Length of alcoholic fermentation
21-28 days
Fermentation temperature
73-77 °F
Maceration technique
Racking
Maceration length
10
Malolactic fermentation
No
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
228 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
9-10 months

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