Es by Gianfranco Fino is a wine outside the box and above the lines. A wine produced in Sava, a limited and numbered edition that enhances the characteristics of the noble vineyard of the Primitivo di Manduria, thanks to the wise use of the strong solar radiation and the characteristic red earth of Salento.
In order to produce this wine in the field, little use is made of chemistry, preferably using cover products to combat the main ampelopathies of the vine, mowing of weeds, no irrigation and no fertilization. The harvest is carried out with a slight withering of the grapes on the plant, harvested by hand in plastic crates with careful selection of the bunches, transport by truck with isothermal cell.
Finally, the processing in the cellar includes a selection on a sorting table, destemming, soft crushing of the grapes, maceration in 70 Hl stainless steel vats, contact between two to three weeks of skins, control of the temperature of the grape hair, 2 delestage per day. Pressing of the marc with hydraulic vertical press with stainless steel cage. After racking immediately in French oak barrels 50% new and 50% of second pass.
Daily batonnage until the first racking. After about 9 months of maturation in wood the wine without the use of fining agents and without tartaric precipitation is bottled and after about 9 months of aging it is released for consumption.