Originally from Croatia, Primitivo arrived in Puglia in the late 1600s thanks to the priest Don Filippo Indelicati, who appreciated its particular early ripening. Primus, which means “first” in Latin, owes precisely its name to its early ripening. Typical notes of black cherry, plum, also some floral notes. PRIMUS is consistent with the typical characteristics of the variety, has good minerality and soft tannins, and is elegant, round and warm. The supportive acidity is best harmonized with the softness given by the alcohol content. This wine goes well with pasta, especially orecchiette al sugo, fried meatballs, and medium-aged cheeses.

Designation: Salento IGP
Grape varieties: Primitivo
Alcohol by volume: 13,5%
Oenologist: Goffredo Agostini – Gruppo Matura
Agronomists: Stefano Dini and Dario Ceccatelli, Gruppo Matura

Tasting notes

Colour: intense ruby-red with garnet-red tinges.
Bouquet: an up-front morello cherry note is followed by black cherry and plum overtones softened by adequate minerality. Slight floral undertones.
Flavour: elegant, round and warm, with supple tannins in evidence. The supporting acidity best harmonizes with
the roundness given by the alcohol content.

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: 4000 plants per ha.
Training system: spurred cordon (m 2,2 x 1)
Vintage period: beginning of September.
Method of harvesting: hand picking in small baskets.
Grape yield: 10 t/ha
Wine yield: 75 hl/ha

Vinification and aging

Pressing: crusher/destemmer
Fermentation: stainless steel tanks
Fermentation temperature: 27°C
Fermentation time and maceration with skin contact: 15 days
Malolactic fermentation:spontaneous in steel tanks.
Ageing containers: steel
Aging: 15 months in steel tanks.

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

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