Opera Primitivo di Manduria

Primitivo di Manduria “Lirica” is an Apulian red wine produced with the most typical grape variety of the area. Aging in large barrels is the right compromise to be able to savor the fruity face and rich in primary aromas, embellished and made more mature and complex by a short passage in wood, which already gives pleasant evolving notes.

The red “Lirica” reveals the most classic character and is typical of the Primitivo from the Cantina dei Produttori di Manduria. A company of over 400 members, which manages 900 hectares of vineyards, of which more than half are cultivated with Primitivo. The age of the vineyards is 20-50 years and the most widespread training system in older vineyards is the traditional sapling system, while in younger plants espalier is often used. The average density per hectare varies between 4000 and 5000 vines, with a yield of less than 90 quintals per hectare. The presence of so many parcels allows us to choose the best grapes every year and always produce quality wines. The name of the vine derives from its early maturation, which involves harvesting as early as the end of August. The fermentation takes place in steel at a controlled temperature and the wine matures for 9 months in large barrels before being bottled.

The Primitivo di Manduria “Lirica” wine from the Manduria producers' winery is a wine with a typically Mediterranean profile, a great southern red, soft and enveloping , with very ripe and expressive fruit . The color is intense ruby ​​red with some garnet nuances. The bouquet expresses aromas of ripe plum, cherry, small dark berries, hints of undergrowth and Mediterranean scrub, spicy and toasted, slightly woody notes. On the palate it is warm and intense, with rich and dense fruit, notes of chocolate, carob, already evolved tannic texture, soft and spicy finish.