ERA is a 100% Primitivo wine, aged 9 months in new VICARD and RADOUX French barriques. The name ERA is a Greek name, Hera the wife of Zeus, the queen of Olympus. We chose this name because the Primitivo grape is the queen of Apulian grapes. The nose first shows the typical bloody notes of Primitivo. Next we find the clear notes of cherry, plum. A light spicy note that preludes to vanilla undertones. Full-bodied, rich wine with soft, elegant tannins. The perfect pairing, in our pugliese cuisine, is with the typical homemade pasta orecchiette with turnip tops. It also goes well with aged cheeses, or grilled meat.

Designation: Salento IGP
Grape varieties: Primitivo
Alcohol by volume: 14%
Oenologist: Goffredo Agostini – Gruppo Matura
Agronomists: Stefano Dini and Dario Ceccatelli, Gruppo Matura

Tasting notes

Colour: deep ruby red.
Bouquet: large bouquet with strong plum and cherry tones. A slight spicy note preludes to vanilla undertones.
Flavour: full-bodied and rich wine with soft and elegant tannins. Perfect match between nose and mouth, long aftertaste.

Vineyard Characteristics

Production zone: Seclì (Lecce)
Year of planting: 2005
Exposure: east
Altitude: 76 MSL
Soil type: medium-textured, with higher proportions of clay.
Plant density: 4.000 – 4.500 plants per ha.
Training system: double-arched Guyot (m 2,2x1m).
Vintage period: beginning of September.
Method of harvesting: hand picking in small baskets.
Grape yield: 7 t/ha
Wine yield: 50 hl/ha

Vinification and aging

Pressing: crusher/destemmer
Fermentation: stainless steel tanks.
Fermentation temperature: 26°C
Fermentation time and maceration with skin contact: 15 days
Malolactic fermentation: spontaneous in steel tanks.
Ageing containers: barrique
Aging: 9 months.

92/100 Austria
Daniele Cernilli:
94/100 Italy
Gambero Rosso​:
Tre bicchieri Italy