Mabis, Casato di Melzi, Primitivo, IGT, Salento, Italy, 2020
The Biscardo Family have been making wine from their base in Soave for over 150 years and are currently led by brothers Maurizio and Martino.
During the course of Maurizio's long and illustrious career, he has consulted for well known wineries around Italy and in doing so he came across the vineyards for their Puglian wines. Both the Pugliese and Veneto wines are characterised by an irresistible drinkability, aromatic purity and exceptional value for money.
Most of the land is planted with small trees (around 5500 trees per hectare), of which 25% is cultivated espalier. Primitivo is cultivated on a medium hilly terrain: clay, calcareous to medium texture and littered with karst rocks, which is rich in minerals. The red soil mixed with limestone and siliceous rocks are present in thin layers over imposing monolithic beds rich in marine fossils.
Wine obtained from selected Primitivo grapes picked by hand during the first days of September. Their bunches are not stuck together and have some small berries with high concentration of sugar. Primitivo grapes are de-stemmed and vinified according to some very new methods that guarantee a soft processing. The maceration takes place into steel tanks. During this length of time, the wine completes its alcoholic fermentation at a temperature never exceeding 20°C.
No oak ageing
Gorgeous and powerful aromas of blackberry and chocolate on the palate, with a very pleasant fruity sweetness. The bouquet is also intense, and a long powerful rich finish is the icing on the cake.
Just perfect with red meats, game and matured cheeses.
6 x 75cl
Award: Berliner Wein Trophy 2022