ACINI SPARGOLI, Primitivo di Manduria DOP red wine produced by the Antico Palmento winery in the Manduria area (Taranto).
This wine takes its name from a typical conformation of the grapes of the bunch where the grains are well spaced from each other and do not put pressure on each other. This allows the bunch and the individual berries to develop and mature freely and faster, concentrating the sugars more and allowing a greater accumulation in the grain of all those chemical substances that will characterize its aromas and flavours. ACINI SPARGOLI is therefore already an excellent wine produced by Bruno Garofano, one of the leading experts on Primitivo di Manduria in the world.
ACINI SPARGOLI is a classic of Salentine enology. It has an imposing body and structure, but with a power wisely measured to find an incredible balance between strength and elegance. The aromas are typical of Primitivo, very fruity, of ripe fruit, blackberries, cherries, jam. In the mouth it is majestic, rich, with high alcoholic strength but not excessive. The slight passage in wood gives a slightly more complex tannin but that is well balanced with respect to the characteristics of the wine. A warm, persuasive wine to be savoured in special moments, with good company and accompanied by the joy of talking on the table.
This Primitivo di Manduria is made from grapes produced by 40-year-old sapling plants. The harvest takes place in the first ten days of September. The grapes are harvested manually and placed inboxes. The maceration of the skins is carried out for about 7-8 days in traditional vitrified “fermenters” with the start of fermentation using indigenous yeasts and subsequent inoculation of selected yeasts to complete fermentation to the end. Following is the drawing off, completion of alcoholic fermentation and refining for 10 months in Allier barriques of third or fourth passage. The wine then continues to mature in steel and, finally, the evolution continues for 6 months in the bottle before being released for consumption.
ACINI SPARGOLI is produced in limited quantities. It is, therefore, an exclusive wine, but it offers the possibility to everyone to try a fantastic emotion at an absolutely affordable price compared to the quality it has in the body.