Ossimoro

Ossimoro
Wine Name: Ossimoro
Country: Italy
Region: Puglia
Appellation: Murgia IGT
Vineyard: Parco Largo, 10.5 acres, 10 year old vines
Varietal: 75% Primitivo of Gioia del Colle + 25% Aglianico
Orientation: North - South at an altitude of 1,250 ft (380 m)
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 (Primitivo) and mid-October (Aglianico)
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 3-4 days. Fermentation 10-15 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
Aging Process: 50% of wine 12 months in stainless steel and 50% in used French oak barrels (300 liter tonneaux). At least 12 months of bottle aging. Unfiltered.
Tasting Notes
Color: Intense ruby-red
Bouquet: Aromas of spices and red fruits
Flavor: Dry, strong and firm but yet soft and velvety
Pairings: Pork tenderloin, beef filet, sausages
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 65°F (18°C)
Annual Production: 4,000 bottles
File: Download Ossimoro technical sheet
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