Schola Sarmenti ‘Diciotto’ Primitivo 2016

64.00

Description

Diciotto means ’18’ and stands for the alcohol percentage in this insane, limited release, special edition wine.

A patient green pruning of vines boasting 85 years of history gives birth to this Primitivo wine, made carefully from grapes head-trained in the old fashioned Puglian ‘Alberello’ style. Fourteen months in new medium-toasted French oak tonneaux and twelve months of further fining in bottles has matured this powerful wine which bursts with flavours of brambly blackberry, bruised raspberry, balsamic and some heavenly liquorice.

With a firm tannic structure and endless complexity, the wine starts strong and ends with melodious toasted nuances and strong spicy notes. A powerful, mesmerising and opulent Primitivo, emblematic of the grape’s stature in Puglia. Great with velvety stew or grilled meat. Decanting (and sharing) a must!

  • Rich, dark, intense
  • 750 ml.
  • 18% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2030
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Producer: Schola Sarmenti

Schola Sarmenti, a stunning winery with soaring ceilings sculpted from local tuff and lecce stone, dates from the mid-nineteenth century and is run by the Marra and Calabrese families. The vineyards are farmed organically and within sight of the warm waters of the Adriatic. Schola Sarmenti practises "green harvesting", where a portion of the immature crop is sacrificed (i.e. picked and discarded) mid-season to increase the ripeness and quality of the remaining bunches. It also uses the ancient Puglian vine training system, Alberello.

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