The Morella company aims to enhance its vineyards of “ancient saplings”, to obtain a raw material of absolute concentration. The series of white labels consists of wines made from the best vineyards, the oldest and with a particular character. The result is Old Vines, Primitivo in purity of superior rank, obtained from the selection of the best grapes of the vineyard of over 75 years to which a new La Signora cru is added today, expression of an elegant style and at the same time representative of the typicality of the Primitivo.
The Old Vines is a primitive wine obtained from grapes grown in a vineyard located between Manduria and the sea, in an area of ”red earth” on a calcium substrate drained with the Apulian sapling technique. The average age of the vineyard is about 85 years and the final yield obtained is about 30 ql per hectare. The manual harvest is carried out with small wooden crates in the first ten days of September. The fermentation takes place in small wooden vats with manual punching down at a controlled temperature of about 28 C. The pressing of the must is carried out very softly with a traditional manual press. Once drawn off, the wine matures in Allier oak barriques for 14 months, and then continues its refinement for at least 18 months in the bottle.
The Old Vines is presented in the glass with a dark and impenetrable ruby red color. The nose gives a great dense fruit of black cherry, plum liqueur and tobacco with hints of caramel and vanilla. In the mouth the flavor is Powerful, warm, opulent with a total enveloping of sweet fruit but with an acidity, an alcohol content and a structure that fully support the slight sweetness.
Pairing: Ideal with pieces of horse in sauce, with tasty grilled meats, roasts, cold cuts and long and medium-aged cheeses.
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