Tenuta Viglione Primitivo is from Vigne delle Mansio, a certified-organic estate located in the prime Primitivo growing area of Gioia Del Colle in the Murgia region of Puglia. This a 100% organic wine made from Primitivo grapes. The vineyards are on some of the highest altitudes in Puglia and sit at 480 meters above sea level. The soils are calcareous of dark brown color from marsh origins. Shell fossils can be found in the vineyard. Centuries ago, the ocean surrounded the hill where the vineyards are located. Age of vines: 13 years.
The winery is brand new, and features a gravity fed system, with temperature controlled inox fermentation tanks and barrel aging rooms. Special care has been made to pick the grapes early in the morning at optimum maturity, avoiding over-ripeness. The grapes are carefully brought to the winery where they are de-stemmed, pressed and fermented in a gravity fed system, all with the goal of reducing oxidation and preserving the freshness of the fruit. The wine is stainless steel aged for 9 months. A deep purple color reveals a wine with a fresh, purple nose of dark black fruits. Lush in the mouth, the wine is fruit driven with very good acidity and light tannins.
Enjoy Tenuta Viglione Primitivo with steak, lamb chops, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.