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ORION" SALENTO IGT PRIMITIVO

ABOUT THE VINEYARDS

Grape: Primitivo.
Type: red wine.
Appellation: Salento I.g.t.
Vineyard location: Cellino San Marco.
Vineyard Altitude and orientation: 70 mt. a.s.l.
W, SW.
Soil: clay with limestone rock.
Vineyards age: 10 years old.
Vine training system: bush vines with settonce system.
Plant density: 5.100 vines/ha.

WINEMAKING

Harvest time: last week of August and first week of September.

Harvest method: grapes are hand-picked and collected in small cases.

Vinification: once in the cellar, grapes are manually selected in the rolling tape before
de-stemming and pressage. Fermentation takes place under the highest control, in order
to obtain the maximum result from the extracting phase, with délestages and circulation
pumping, to extract color and fruitiness from the skins. Fermentation is done under
controlled temperature between 27° and 31° C, to preserve as much as possible the
original aromatic qualities of the fruit. After the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the
wine is transferred into French oak barriques, where the malolactic fermentation takes
place. At the end of the ageing in barrique, the wine is bottled after a careful tasting.

Barrel ageing: 6 months in 225 L barriques.

Bottle ageing: 3 months.

Cellar life: to drink now and in the next 4 years.

TASTING NOTES

Dense ruby red with a purplish rim, it is immediately intense on the nose with marked
aromas of ripe and fleshy red fruits, notably cherries followed by spicy notes of
cinnamon and nutmeg; in the mouth it is full, powerful, smooth and very long, with a
well defined acid streak which makes it fresh and pleasing.

Alcohol: 13% Vol.

Serving temperature: 16-18° C.