Vigneti del Salento, Zolla Primitivo di Manduria, 2020
Region: Puglia, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
This wine is ruby red in colour with a violet hue. It has intense aromas of red cherries, blackberries and hints of spice and leather. These aromas follow through on to the palate, which is rich and velvety with generous tannins and great length.
The grapes for `Zolla` are sourced from vineyards situated at altitudes of 70 to 100 metres above sea level, between the communes of Manduria and Sava. The ‘alberello’ bush vines are over 30 years old and low yielding, thus produce berries that display intense aromas and flavours. Soils are red calcareous clay, rich in iron, minerals and nutrients. The region’s proximity to the Ionian Sea, coupled with the warm Mediterranean climate, is hugely beneficial to the production of Primitivo and gives the wines its unique aromatic character.
This is Farnese’s venture in Puglia. The wines are made at two wineries in the province of Taranto on the western flank of Salento.