Despite its enormous power and high alcohol content (18%), it is a harmonious, soft wine, which is surprisingly easy to drink. A really imense fruit concentration. Cranberries, redberries and dried cranberries. Then there are fine herbs, a little cafe and chocolate together with oriental spices.The game in the mouth, the time that this wine remains on the palate, you must have experienced, you can not describe it. Really great. 65 euro Maison d'Elfant
Grape variety: Primitivo 100%
Average age of the vines: About 80 years
Training: Alberello, an Apulian head-trained system, at a density of about 4500 plants per hectare
Yield: 400 to 600 grams per plant
Harvesting and wine-making: Grapes are picked up by hand and gently laid down into little airy crates, arriving as whole bunches at the winery. Once there, grapes are further selected using an advanced sorting table.
Aging: Fourteen months in new medium-toasted French oak tonneaux; then, ten months of further fining in bottles.
Alcohol content: 18%
Serving temperature: 14°-17° C