Wine Name: Allegoria
Country: Italy
Region: Puglia
Appellation: Gioia del Colle DOC Primitivo
Vineyard: Parco Largo, 10.5 acres, 10 year old vines
Varietal: 100% Primitivo of Gioia del Colle
Orientation: North - South at an altitude of 1,250 ft (380 m)
Trellising: Espalier spurred cordon
Soil: Thin layer of red, iron-rich calcareous soil full of stones that cover a limestone plateau
Farming: Certified organic
Harvesting: Hand-harvested at beginning of September
Yields: Average of 5 tons/ha = 2.2 tons/acre
Vinification: Immediate de-stemming and soft pressing. Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel revolving winemaker. Maceration 2-3 days and 8-12 days of fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Aging Process: 9 months in stainless steel prior to bottle aging for at least 5 months. Unfiltered.
Tasting Notes
Color: Intense ruby-red
Bouquet: Sensations of cherry, red fruits and ripe plum
Flavor: Dry, full-bodied, soft, well-structured and persistent with a slight almond aftertaste
Pairings: Spaghetti with meat sauce, beef stew, meatloaf
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 60-65°F (16-18°C)
Annual Production: 3,500 bottles
File: Download Allegoria technical sheet
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