Cubardi Primitivo IGT Salento by Schola Sarmenti is produced with grapes from Primitivo grape saplings over 60 years old, steeped in ancient stories and whole lives. Cubardi, is a wine that is a sincere, precious and meticulous expression of the Primitivo del Salento.
The grapes harvested all produced by own vineyards located in the territory of Nardò, are harvested by hand and gently placed in small ventilated boxes to preserve their integrity. In the cellar they are then further selected on a modern sorting table. Following a fermentation in steel at a controlled temperature and finally, the ageing is completed for 6 months in French oak tonneaux, on the second pass; then, 8 months of further ageing in the bottle.
This wonderful wine can express intense notes of ripe fruit open the door to pleasant hints of tobacco, in a soft finish of chocolate and coffee. The taste of Cubardi is velvety and enveloping, with tannins capable of delicately expanding, leaving a pleasant length of taste. From the thick yet light fabric, it lingers on the palate with stubbornness, letting its strong personality presage.
Cubardi by Schola Sarmenti was awarded with:
90 POINTS by Robert Parker
91 POINTS by Wine Spectator
GOLD MEDAL at Interwine 2015
SILVER MEDAL at the International Wine Challenge
CORONA BEST PRIMITIVE from Touring Club Vini Buoni d’Italia
GOLD and SILVER MEDAL at the Expovina
DIPLOMA OF GREAT MENTION at Vinitaly
We recommend combining Cubardi with traditional Apulian first courses. An ideal combination of this wine also with appetizers of cold cuts and cheeses, second courses based on red meat, game, braised and stewed or grilled meat.
Wine Enthusiast awards 87 POINTS to Cubardi Primitivo 2007 by Schola Sarmenti.
Igt Salento Rosso “Cubardi” 2012 according to Lorenzo Colombo on LucianoPignataro.it: “Intense on the nose, elegant, overripe notes, sweet spices, vanilla. Structured, soft and alcoholic, sweet red fruit, dried plum and vanilla, soft tannins, long persistence with hints of strong and sweet liquorice. Wine of great quality.”
Cubardi Primitivo Salento Igt 2016 according to Enrico Malgi on LucianoPignataro.it: “Complex and heterogeneous fragments of raisins, blueberry and currant jam, strawberry, violet, black pepper, cinnamon, mushrooms and liquorice. Hints of goudron and walnut husk. Notes of coffee, dark chocolate and balsam. The entry of the sip into the mouth is immediately warm and protective, but also sharp and soft. Sapid, communicative, exuberant and opulent palatal development. Well-woven tannic texture .”
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