Tormaresca Carrubo Primitivo di Manduria 2019


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A rich and complex nose with intense notes of morello cherries, liqueur cherries and dried prunes that merge with delicate sensations of liquorice, vanilla, chocolate and Amaretto. Soft and generous on the palate with elegant tannins that are well sustained by pleasant freshness. Exceptionally long finish with fruity aromas typical of this grape variety.

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£84.50 per bottle

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Winery: Tormaresca

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The Tenuta Carrubo estate is located in the countryside surrounding the city of Fragagnano (Taranto), in Manduria’s DOC territory, at about 120 metres above sea level. The estate’s 40 hectares of vineyards are cultivated with the area’s historic grape variety. Primitivo thrives in this territory benefitting from calcareous soils, typically reddish in colour and from the climate defined by hot summers with excellent temperature fluctuations between day and night. Carrubo, produced from a careful selection of grapes from the estate’s vineyards, is the ambitious endeavour to represent the character and charm of the Apulian territory using the appellation’s main grape variety Primitivo.

The grapes were harvested slightly over-ripe and gently crushed. During maceration on the skins, gentle pump-overs were conducted at a temperature that did not exceed 27°C. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. The wine was aged in 500 litre French oak tonneaux, part in new oak and part in second fill barrels. The wine was then left to age in the bottle for 8 months before being released.

Data sheet
Vintage 2019
Alcoholic strength 16%
Country Italy
Region Puglia
Subregion Primitivo di Manduria
Grapes Primitivo 100%
Closure Cork

Tormaresca is made up of two estates in different areas of Puglia: in the central, inland region of Castel del Monte they have Aglianico, and in the Salento peninsula of the extreme south-east, Primitivo and Negroamaro. Cabernet and Chardonnay are grown in both zones, giving the winemaker a broad palette from which to blend the very consistent entry-level wines. Antinori only invested here in 1998, yet in that time Tormaresca has become a flagship of Puglian production.

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