Heracles Primitivo 2015
Named for the Son of Zeus, this 100% Primitivo sees a 12-day fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by a 10 month maturation in oak casks. The wine is rich and forward, with notes of baking spice, licorice, blackberry and black cherry fruit, as well as hints of chocolate. The bright acidity and restrained alcohol levels keep it fresh throughout. Recommended with roasted and grilled meats, seasoned cheeses, and spicy stews.
The vines are planted using the Guyot training system, with a plant density of 5.500 vines/ha. 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.
In the vineyard, premium fruit is obtained as a result of strict clonal selection, modern vine training systems, and severe pruning. Once in the cellar, the wine underwent 12 days of fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by 10 months aging in oak casks.
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