Sonetto Primitivo di Manduria DOP Riserva
About Produttori di Manduria
Produttori di Manduria is the oldest active wine cooperative in Puglia: it was first established in 1928 as “Federazione Vini di Manduria” and then converted in to a cooperative in 1932 as “Consorzio Vini e Mosti di Manduria”. Despite being in one of the major wine producing Regions in Italy (Puglia usually ranks 2nd or 3rd in the national ranking in terms of wine produced), Produttori di Manduria is structured and operates like an Alto Adige cooperative, with 400 ...New York, virginia, New Jersey, California
Sonetto is Produttori’s finest expression of Primitivo di Manduria. Made from 100% Primitivo grapes, hand-harvested and carefully selected from Produttori’s oldest “alberello” trained vineyards (90 years old). Fermented in temp-controlled stainless steel tanks, with 3 weeks of maceration with the skins. Aged for 2 years in French Oak (Allier) barriques, and released after additional 12 months of bottle aging. In order to preserve its unique character, Sonetto is bottled un-filtered. Decanting is recommended.
Dark, deep ruby red, dense and concentrated. A über-classic Primitivo di Manduria, offering notes of blackberry jam, dry figs, spice box, tobacco, leather and hints of dry, balsamic herbs. A complex, rich and yet elegantly crafted Primitivo: full-bodied and velvety, with robust tannins supported by a balanced acidity and a dry, focused finish. An ideal companion for grilled t-bone steaks and beef stews, it is also recommended with ripe, mature cheeses and roasted or braised beef.