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Tormaresca Primitivo IGT Puglia 2012

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Tormaresca was created in 1998 by the Antinori family, with the conviction that the Puglia region of southern Italy could produce great wine thanks to millennia-old viticultural traditions, a great richness of grape varieties, and favorable soils and climate. The Tormaresca estate is composed of two properties: one in Minervino Murge (Bari) a 247 acre estate located in the Castel del Monte D.O.C. region, 40 miles from the Adriatic Sea; the other property is a 1,235 acre estate near San Pietro Vernotico, closer to the sea in the Salento DOC region. This wine was produced using selected grapes from the Masseria Maìme vineyards in San Pietro Vernotico. The grapes were harvested at the peak of ripeness and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Maceration occurred at temperatures at or below 80F and lasted between eight and ten days. Malolactic fermentation was completed by the end of winter, after which the the wine was aged for eight months in stainless steel. The wine completed another four months of aging in the bottle before being released. It shows notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum and hazelnut as well as hints of spice. On the palate, the wine is fruity and engaging with well-balanced, integrated tannins.

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Region: Italy

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Winery: Tormaresca
Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Tormaresca:
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinar... Read more
Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started thousands of years ago, at the time of "Magna Grecia", to which the Greek origins of many names of Apulian grape varieties attests. Tradition continues through the presence of native varieties such as Negroamaro, Aglianico and Primitivo, both true expressions of a strong and extra-ordinary vital territory. The production of high quality wines is related to recent steps towards innovation and creativity: substantial changes have been obtained through the use of modern viticulture techniques and the introduction of non native grape varieties (i.e. Chardonnay and Cabernet) that express themselves in this "terroir" in a completely unique way. Tormaresca is the expression of the above two souls. Character, personality and top quality are the characteristics that Puglia transmits to the native grape varieties. For this reason the Antinori family gave birth to Tormaresca in 1998 when they started investing in Puglia, considering it one of the most promising regions in Italy for the production of high quality wines with a strong territorial identity. Read less

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Source: WineExpress.com
12/12/2014

Tormaresca was created in 1998 by the Antinori family, with the conviction that the Puglia region of southern Italy could produce great wine thanks to millennia-old viticultural traditions, a great richness of grape varieties, and favorable soils and climate. The Tormaresca estate is composed of two properties: one in Minervino Murge (Bari) a 247 acre estate located in the Castel del Monte D.O.C. region, 40 miles from the Adriatic Sea; the other property is a 1,235 acre estate near San Pietro Vernotico, closer to the sea in the Salento DOC region. This wine was produced using selected grapes from the Masseria Maìme vineyards in San Pietro Vernotico. The grapes were harvested at the peak of ripeness and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Maceration occurred at temperatures at or below 80F and lasted between eight and ten days. Malolactic fermentation was completed by the end of winter, after which the the wine was aged for eight months in stainless steel. The wine completed another four months of aging in the bottle before being released. It shows notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum and hazelnut as well as hints of spice. On the palate, the wine is fruity and engaging with well-balanced, integrated tannins.



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