Masseria Surani

Primitivo Cabernet 2015

Puglia IGT

The wine is notably restrained, especially in terms of alcohol, which the Tommasi family, owners of the estate, believes is key to making balanced wines in Puglia. The premium fruit required for making this wine is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning, in order to produce a small amount of high quality wines with respect for terroir and tradition.

Vineyard

The vineyards are located in Manduria, one of the finest zones for the cultivation of the Primitivo grape. All of the vineyards are organically farmed.

The vineyards are designed so as to fit perfectly into their surroundings: the vines are supported by wooden stakes at the head of each row, and by galvanized iron posts along their length. An irrigation system exists, but it is only used in periods of extreme drought.The soil in this area is limestone-based: it is very fertile and permeable, as well as being cool and a reddish ocher in color due to its iron content.

Winemaking

The wine undergoes 10 days of fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by 6 months aging in oak casks.

Color

Red

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo

Appellation

Puglia IGT

Farming

Organic

Alcohol

13%

Suggested Retail Price

$16.00

Trade Materials

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Primitivo

Puglia IGT

This wine is made from 100% Primitivo, the indigenous and most well-known grape in Puglia. Though appreciated for its high alcohol in the past, wines made from Primitivo are now more elegant: as the case with this one, it is pleasantly fruity with hints of cherry and raspberry. Depending on the soil type, Primitivo can also contain spicy notes, and demonstrate notes of baking spice, licorice, and even hints of chocolate. Aging for 10 months in oak softens the excessive tannins which sometimes emerge in a young wine.