Mottura Primitivo di Manduria 'Stilio' 2021

Stilio is a reference to Salento's ancient cultural tradition of taranta, which has been rediscovered in recent years. The label depicts a stylized diadem spider, on a black field. The overall image recalls the symbolism of the spider, of the taranta, whose bite arouses the need for dance, music and colors in a cathartic effect, releasing emotions that even the taste of this wine could evoke....The wine is intense dark red with purple reflections. The wine has aromas of jam made from red fruit, morello cherries and dried plum. The tertiary scents are of vanilla and clove. On the palate, it is velvety, full-bodied and harmonious.

The Primitivo grapes come from several municipalities in the province of Taranto. The terroir consists of calcareous clay. Winters here are moderate and springs and summers very dry. The grapes are strictly selected and come from low-yielding vineyards. Some of the grapes are crushed at the plant for the production of Stilio, undergoing a slight drying process. This makes it possible to concentrate the aromas before harvesting due to the resulting water loss of about 20 to 30%. Harvesting is followed by traditional maceration for 10 to 12 days and fermentation under controlled temperatures followed by malolactic fermentation. Part of the wine then matures for 6 months in 1 and 2-year-old French oak barrels. Finally, the wine matures for another 2 to 3 months in bottle.
  • About Mottura

    It was 1927 when Pasquale Mottura looked out over the vast vineyards he had established over the years, hectare after hectare. For more than 80 years ( four generations), Pasquale's love of the land and care for his vineyards was passed down as a precious legacy from father to son. Mottura is now a leading maker of quality wines in the Salento and in Italy. Respect for tradition is combined here with technological innovation.

    To further improve quality, winemaker Emiliano Rossi was asked for assistance. Emiliano is a highly respected winemaker, who also assists winery Pratello in northern Veneto. Otherwise, all important tasks are performed by the Mottura family itself.

    The Mottura estate is located in Tuglie, a small town in the southern part of the Salento peninsula. The building is still in its original state, a beautiful farmhouse from the late 19th century in Baroque style, whose cellars hide the secrets of an old family villa. Here the wines mature slowly in oak barrels and barriques (225 liters) to develop the aromas, colors and atmospheres of the land.

    • Druif

      Primitivo

    • Jaartal

      2020

    • Herkomst

      Puglia, Italië

    • Lekker bij

      Gegrild rundvlees, wild, oude kazen

    • Productiemethode

      Conventioneel

    • Inhoud

      14.5 % - 0.75 cl