Primitivo

Name: Le Maschere 'Primitivo'


Vines:  85% Primitivo (Zinfandel) - 15% Syrah
Denomination: I.G.T. (Typical Geographical Identification) Salento Primitivo
Production area: Salento 'La Casa'
Type of Soil: Typically clayey and limestone, rich in potassium
Direction of vines:  North-South
Growth system of vineyards: One-sided 'cordone speronato' which forms an inverted L
Production per hectar: 90 Quintals
Density of vines: 5000 per hectares


Harvest time: Second decade of September
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (Under 25°C). Malolactic fermentation is achieved in total
Aging: 10 months in stainless steel tanks + 3 months in glass


Alcohol: 13,5%


Ready for consumption: 12/18 months from harvest


Colour: Intense ruby red
Aroma: Small red fruit and tomato spice with hints of vanilla
Taste: Full and soft


Ideal serving temperature: 20° C


Yearly production: 80.000 bottles