Villa Schinosa Primitivo

Villa Schinosa Primitivo

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Italy

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Puglia IGT

VARIETY

Primitivo

AGE OF VINES

25 to 40 years

FARMING

Sustainable

SOIL

Iron-rich limestone soils

ALTITUDE

105 ft

FERMENTATION

8-10 day maceration; frequent pumpover

AGING

several months in cement vats; then Slavonian oak and into bottle for 3 months prior to release

DESCRIPTION

Villa Schinosa Primitivo is planted in clay and limestone soils.  During late September harvest the grapes are hand selected, and after fermentation aged in cement and large Slavonian oak. Also known as Zinfandel, this red has intense color with wonderful blackberry style fruit flavors and hints of dark chocolate.  A rich, yet modern soft and supple fruit driven style of Primitivo that is very impressive.  Good with rich pasta dishes, cured and red meats.