SIERMA – PRIMITIVO IN PUREZZA
2018 YEAR – 1300 BOTTLES
(from the local dialect ‘Sierma’: my father)
Wine made from grapes selected at the time of thinning at veraison. This is followed by a further selection, with choking of the stalks, about a week beforehand in anticipation of the harvest; finally, the final selection of the bunches on the table.
Grape: 100% Primitivo
Production area: Upper Salento, 70 metres above sea level.
Soil type: calcareous tufa soil
Training system: spurred cordon
Stump density: 4,500 plants/Ha
Yield per hectare: 50 quintals
Grape yield in wine: 50% free-run must
Harvest time: second ten days of September
Vinification and Ageing
Harvest: By hand in boxes after submaturation on the plant by choking the stalk. Manual selection of the grapes in the cellar and subsequent shelling.
Vinification: Maceration with the skins for at least 15 days.
Fermentation at controlled temperature with continuous pumping over.
Aged for 12 months in French oak barriques with malolactic fermentation.
Bright, concentrated ruby coat. A very pure nose, sketched on the gentle features of the territory: black cherry, swirling ensemble of wild fruits, mint tobacco and myrtle, a hint of rhubarb and juniper berries. It has an explosive personality in the mouth, where the taste expands unrestrainedly, enriching itself with notes of potpourri and sea bush, in a growing progression marked by creamy tannins and a finish of disarming roundness. Very long persistence, to be applauded.