DICIOTTO Primitivo IGT Salento by Schola Sarmenti winery is an exclusive, precious, limited-edition red wine. A wine produced from 80-year-old vines bred with the traditional and ancient method of the Apulian sapling. 80 years of history that flow in the sap of the oldest plants of the Schola Sarmenti vineyards. From a patient green pruning that limits its production in the name of an absolute quality, this Primitivo is born. DICIOTTO is a valiant expression of precious land and fruit of skilful, loving and loving hands.
The grapes are hand-picked and gently placed in small ventilated boxes to preserve their integrity. Subsequently, in the cellar, they undergo a further selection on a modern sorting table. Then we move on to controlled temperature vinification. This is followed by aging where the wine ages for 14 months in new French oak tonneaux, medium toasting. Finally, 10 months of further aging in the bottle.
DICIOTTO Primitivo has aromas that reach the nose with dizzying depth, and invest with heady scents of red fruits and a balsamic gust with intriguing sensations of toasted fruit and intense accents of spicy notes. In the mouth, an aromatic velvet wraps the palate in an unexpected vortex of sensations. The elegant harmony brings souls back to reality, where vigorous tannins can expand with absolute delicacy and without excesses. The finish gives a precious wine that reconciles life.
Eighteen by Schola Sarmenti was awarded with:
5 GRAPPOLI by Bibenda 2016
92 POINTS by Wine Spectator
SILVER MEDAL at the Sakura Women’s Wine Awards
2 BICCHIERI by Gambero Rosso
CROWN BEST PRIMITIVE by Touring Club Vini Buoni d’Italia
91 POINTS by Luca Maroni
DICIOTTO is a wine that goes well with first and second courses of red meat (braised, stew, lamb, veal) with second courses of game, aged cheeses.
According to Enrico Malgi on LucianoPignataro.it, Diciotto Primitivo Salento Igt 2016: “What about this unique wine? To be able to fully understand it, you need to immerse yourself in the culture of Salento viticulture, which can boast a thousand-year history behind it … a living wine, powerful and characterized by a great storage potential … A wine without smudges, which in some ways also proves to be elegant and fine and softly captivating … A wine to try absolutely to really understand what Primitivo is and what it wants to say his philosophy.”
And for Lorenzo Colombo, again on LucianoPignataro.it, Diciotto Primitivo Salento Igt 2012: “Intense on the nose, alcoholic, with hints of blackberry jam, sweet spices and liquorice. The spicy note clearly emerges on the palate, where we also find hints of chocolate and coffee, the wine is alcoholic, dry, with a nice tannic texture and sweet wood in evidence, the long persistence closes on memories of strong liquorice. An extreme wine, due to its structure and alcohol content, which expresses ample and complex hints.”
The Vitae 2021 Guide (published in November 2020) rated – with a score higher than 91 points – the Diciotto Primitivo Salento Igt 2018 among the “wines of excellent stylistic and organoleptic profile” in the EXCELLENCE GUIDE AIS VITAE 2021.
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