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Botromagno Primitivo 750ml 2012
Sku: 1929143
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Country: Italy
Region: Apulia
Sub-Region: Murgia
Grape Varietal: Primitivo
Type: Still wine
Reg. $20.04
On Sale $15.76
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Appearance: Luminous, deep ruby red, with purplish rim. Bouquet: Fruity aromas of dark cherry, wild cherry, red mulberry, complemented by nuances of vanilla, cinnamon, sage, mint, and tobacco leaf. Palate: Velvety smooth, appealing, with medium- body tannins.

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Wine maker notes
Primitivo is one of Puglia’s most noble and ancient grape varieties. Benedictine monks first imported it into the area in the early 19th century, probably from Croatia. It is trained exclusively to the bush (alberello) method, and its yield per hectare is by nature quite low. Because of their exposition and elevation, the vineyards exhibit a distinctive personality compared to primitivo vineyards elsewhere in Puglia; the wine is not quite as high in alcohol, although it remains powerful in this respect, and it possesses an elegance and fragrance that set it apart from other wines produced from the same grape.

Technical notes
Grapes: 100% primitivo. Denomination: Rosso - Murgia IGP. Crop yield per hectare: 65 q. Fermentation: Red wine fermentation on the skins for 10 days, at 26°-28°C. Fermentation length of skin contact: 20 days. Fermentation temperature: 26°-28°C. Malolactic fermentation: Complete. Maturation: In stainless steel at controlled temperature for 10 months, followed by 3 months in bottle. Alcohol: 14% Vol. Analytical data: Acidity 5.6 g/l; pH 3.62.

Food pairing
Charcuterie, medium-aged cheeses, barbecued lamb, wild game.

Producer
Brothers Beniamino and Alberto, working together with a team of viticulturalists and oenologists, have created a modern winery highly respected throughout the world for the high quality of its wines and for its commitment to developing the full potential of local native grape varieties. The preservation of the ancient grapes, and careful utilisation of innovative winemaking practices, have turned Botromagno into a model winery, striving not only for the highest quality wine but respectful as well of its local environment and dedicated to the protection of the health of those who drink its wines.The history of our winery must be considered within the larger context of a unique area, known, for very good reason, as “The Other Puglia.” Here the grapevine cultivation goes back 2,500 years.Frederick II of Swabia made this area his residence, calling it a “garden of delights,” and he contributed substantially to the development of local viticulture. Against this rich cultural background, the D’Agostino family decided, in 1991, to re-launch the venerable Cantina Sociale, utilising expertise acquired in other fields, and fashioned it into a modern winemaking operation with ancient roots.

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