primitivo

Puglia Igp

We are in Puglia, near Gioia del Colle, one of the most renowned areas for producing this celebrated wine.

On the red and rocky soil, the iconic heart-shaped bush vines have always been cultivated, carefully safeguarding the clusters of Primitivo grapes. This unique cultivation method shields the precious grapes that ripen within from the sun.

Primitivo grape clusters grow close to the ground and mature earlier than other red grape varieties cultivated in the region. In fact, the name “Primitivo” stems from its early ripening nature, allowing it to be harvested and brought into the cellar before other red grape varieties.

The first red wine of Scuderia Italia’s organic line comes to life from the rare grape clusters of vines over 70 years old, cultivated as bush vines (characterized by very low yields), and others of 30 years, trained using the spurred cordon method. The soil is red, rich in iron oxides, and conceals a layer of limestone rock beneath.

Caring for this specific type of soil without using invasive products is an act of love and passion: for the environment, for the wine, and for those who enjoy it.

Our Primitivo is fresh and elegant.

Elegant aromas of blackberry, raspberry, sour cherry, sweet cherry, plum, and ripe damson are accompanied by delicate floral notes of violet with hints of thyme, tobacco, dried fruit, and licorice. To conclude, there’s an enveloping backdrop of aromatic herbs and graphite.

A fresh and balanced taste remarkably conceals the alcohol content of over 15 degrees.
Velvety tannins and juicy freshness. It emerges on the palate with wonderful olfactory echoes. The finish is long, almost endless, consistent, and incredibly rich.

Our Primitivo is fresh and elegant.

Elegant aromas of blackberry, raspberry, sour cherry, sweet cherry, plum, and ripe damson are accompanied by delicate floral notes of violet with hints of thyme, tobacco, dried fruit, and licorice. To conclude, there’s an enveloping backdrop of aromatic herbs and graphite.

A fresh and balanced taste remarkably conceals the alcohol content of over 15 degrees.
Velvety tannins and juicy freshness. It emerges on the palate with wonderful olfactory echoes. The finish is long, almost endless, consistent, and incredibly rich.

Technical Sheet

WINE
  • DENOMINATION: Puglia
  • DESIGNATION: Red wine
  • CLASS OF MEMBERSHIP: Protected Geographical Indication
  • CERTIFICATION: Organic Wine
  • PRODUCTION AREA: Gioia del Colle (BA) – Puglia
  • VINTAGE YEAR: 2022
  • GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Primitivo
  • ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 15.5%
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4 g/l
  • TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.15 g/l
  • VOLATILE ACIDITY: 0.4 g/l
  • PH: 3,6
  • DRY EXTRACT: 38 g/l
  • SULFUR DIOXIDE: 91 mg/l
  • BOTTLES PRODUCED: 5000
WINEYARDS
  • AGRONOMIST: D’Addabbo Francesco
  • VINEYARD LOCATION: Bush-trained: San Benedetto, Acquaviva delle fonti (BA) – Spur-pruned: Marchesana area, Gioia del colle (BA)
  • AVERAGE VINEYARD ALTITUDE: Bush-trained: 280 m above sea level, spur-pruned: 350 m above sea level
  • SOIL TYPE: Both have iron-rich red soil with an underlying layer of limestone rock
  • YIELD PER HECTARE: Bush-trained: 30 kg/vine – spur-pruned: 70 kg/vine
  • PLANT DENSITY: Bush-trained: 7000 plants/ha – spur-pruned: 4300 plants/ha
  • TRAINING SYSTEM: Apulian bush vines – spur-pruned
  • VINE AGE: Bush-trained: 70 years – spur-pruned: 30 years
  • HARVEST PERIOD: Bush-trained: second decade of September – spur-pruned: third decade of September
IN THE CELLAR
  • OENOLOGIST: Fabio Mecca – Maria Rosaria Campanella
  • WINEMAKING TECHNIQUE: Alcoholic fermentation with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature, aging in stainless steel tanks for about 6 months, bottle aging for 3/6 months
  • TYPE OF FERMENTATION TANKS: Stainless steel tanks
  • FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE: 22°C
  • FERMENTATION DURATION: Approximately 15 days
  • MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
  • AGING IN WOOD: No
  • AGING IN STAINLESS STEEL: 6 months
  • BOTTLING DATE: May 5, 2023
TASTING
  • AGING POTENTIAL: 10 years
  • BEST TIME FOR TASTING: Starting from one year after bottling
  • SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°C
  • BOTTLE OPENING: A few minutes before tasting
  • DECANTATION: Not necessary
  • SOMMELIER’S NOTES:
    • COLOR: Ruby red color with garnet reflections
    • AROMA: Intense aromas of small black fruits (blackberry, black cherry, ripe cherry) with delicate floral (violet) and spicy notes
    • TASTE: Full and balanced taste, softened by velvety tannins and juicy freshness. Long and consistent finish
    • FOOD PARING: Grilled red meats, game, such as grilled or braised wild boar, in salmì. Lamb or kid baked in the oven, as well as pasta with meat sauces
AWARDS AND SCORES
ENVIRONMENTAL LABELING
  • CATEGORY: Bottle
  • MATERIAL TYPE: Clear Glass
  • WASTE DESTINATION: Glass collection
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CODE: GL 70
  • CATEGORY: Cork
  • MATERIAL TYPE: Plant-based biopolymers
  • WASTE DESTINATION: Plastic collection
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CODE: LDPE 4
  • CATEGORY: Capsule
  • MATERIAL TYPE: PVC Shrink Capsule
  • WASTE DESTINATION: Plastic collection
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CODE: C/PVC 90
  • CATEGORY: Box
  • MATERIAL TYPE: Paper
  • WASTE DESTINATION: Paper collection
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CODE: PAP 20

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