Primitivo di Manduria
Place of Origin
Primitivo di Manduria DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) is a wine produced in large areas of the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto. In particular, in the Province of Taranto, besides the same Manduria also in the territories of the towns of San Giorgio, Leporano, Pulsano, Lizzano, Faggiano, Sava, Torricella, Maruggio. In province of Brindisi it is produced in the territories of the towns of Oria, Torre Santa Susanna and Erchie.
Primitivo di Manduria is made with Primitivo grapes for at least 85%, combined with other non-aromatic and black grape varieties, for no more than 15%.
This wine cannot have an alcohol content less than 13.5%. For the 'Riserva' version a minimum alcohol content of 14% is required, together with a minimum ageing period of two years, of which 9 months in wooden casks.
Main grape varieties used to make Primitivo di Manduria DOP:
Primitivo di Manduria is a wine with a complex and wide aroma and a full-bodied and velvety flavour.
Manduria Riserva has a broad and complex aroma, and a full bodied and velvety taste.
Primitivo di Manduria should be served at a temperature between 18 and 20 degrees.
Primitivo di Manduria pairs well with red meat, meat sauce, aged cheese and with grilled meat.