Villa Santera Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2015

Villa Santera is named after a historic villa, which belongs to the Leone de Castris family, located in the province of Taranto. The Primitivo di Manduria appellation is known for the production of bold and spicy reds. This wine is no exception, skillfully crafted from hand-picked grapes grown on very mature vines—40 years old on average. It is a concentrated and layered example of a true classic from Puglia.

Tasting Notes

Rich purple in color, inviting aromas of spiced cherries and black fruits complement undertones of tobacco and dried plums. It is a full-bodied wine, warm and soft on the palate with flavors that continue to evolve into the finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with sweet Italian sausage, fresh berry coulis, jamón iberico, and barbecued ribs.

Production Info
Vineyard size
150 acres
Soil composition
Clay-Loam
Training method
Bush
Elevation
165 feet
Vines/acre
2,800
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1997
Bottles produced of this wine
200,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Primitivo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
Five years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
68-72 °F
Maceration technique
Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
12
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
3 months
Size of aging container
50 HL
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.8
Residual sugar
11 g/L
Acidity
6.3 g/L
Dry extract
41 g/L

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