Vintage   2017
Country  Italy
Region    Puglia
Appellation   Puglia IGT
Grape 100% Primitivo
Alcohol 14%
Closure Cork
Producer Tormaresca is made up of two estates in different areas of Puglia: in
the central, inland region of Castel del Monte they have Aglianico,
and in the Salento peninsula of the extreme south-east, Primitivo and
Negroamaro. Cabernet and Chardonnay are grown in both zones, giving
the winemaker a broad palette from which to blend the very consistent
entry-level wines. Antinori only invested here in 1998, yet in that time
Tormaresca has become a flagship of Puglian production
Vineyard The grapes come from the Masseria Maìme estate in Salento, which
runs along the coast and features a mixture of bush vines and newer
cordon-trained plantings.
Winery The grapes were vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks,
at a maximum of 26ºC. There was an eight to ten day maceration,
followed by the malolactic fermentation. The wine was then aged in tank
for eight months before bottling.
Taste Red fruits, black cherry and notes of liquorice. The palate is well-rounded,
with soft, supple tannins and a pleasingly fresh finish.