In a Nutshell
A softer, more developed Primitivo.
This classic Primitivo has a deep ruby red colour, with aromas of confected red fruits, blueberries and sweet spices on the nose. La Masseria is full bodied, has soft tannins and well balanced levels of alcohol with a spicy finish.
Puglia experienced abundant winter rain and lower temperatures, which made 2016 a challenging vintage for vinegrowers. Despite these climatic difficulties, hard work in the vineyards was rewarded with high-quality grapes, albeit with lower than normal yields. Summer was benevolent, with clear skies and warming sunshine, and temperatures were never too high. The resulting wines promise to be fresh and fragrant.
Grapes were picked by hand, then fermented at low temperatures to retain freshness. The tank was checked daily to ensure tannins were right. Part of the blend was aged in oak to add complexity. Once ageing was finished, the blend was assembled.