Magnifico Rosso Fuoco Primitivo 2019
Magnifico Rosso Fuoco Primitivo is… simply Magnifico! Persistent and warm like a fire, a magnificent fire, which burns in a fireplace, catches the eye and envelopes body and soul, making you feel at home.
Deep red colour, turning amber with age. The fresh, sweet-smelling bouquet offers aromas of ripe plums and blueberries. Big and full-bodied with soft tannins, a bright acidity and luscious dark fruit flavours. Ripe black plums, blackberries and cherries with strokes of dark chocolate, coffee and spicy cloves. This gorgeous, incredibly more-ish red closes in a long, satisfying finish.
Primitivo and Sangiovese. The vineyards for this Primitivo are very close to the little town of Manduria in Puglia. They are south-facing and enjoy a very hot, mediterranean climate. The primitivo grapes are grown on bush vines and ripen early.
Careful handpicking and destemming of the grapes. Maceration for 7–8 days in order to extract colour and structure. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 25–27°C. The wine then ages for at least 24 months. Ageing includes 12 months in Slavonion and American oak barrels, and 12 months in stainless steel.
Ageing potential: 7 years.
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Buttery and roasted in the fragrance. Buttercream slices. Dark berries. In the mouth with strong, dry tannin, very dense extract, acidity that remains in the background but gives stability, a concentrated primitivo that is worked towards the northern coolness and will mature well.