Menhir Primitivo – Calamuri IGT

Colour: Intense ruby red with garnet hues
Bouquet: The warmth of the Salento sun concentrates and intensifies aromas of black cherry jam, blackberry and mulberry, vanilla and cloves, carob and liquorice, juniper berries and ginger
Taste: A full, structured and pleasantly soft texture is revealed upon tasting. On the finish, medicinal herbs

 

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Description

Colour: Intense ruby red with garnet hues
Bouquet: The warmth of the Salento sun concentrates and intensifies aromas of black cherry jam, blackberry and mulberry, vanilla and cloves, carob and liquorice, juniper berries and ginger
Taste: A full, structured and pleasantly soft texture is revealed upon tasting. On the finish, medicinal herbs

SUGGESTED PAIRINGS
Ideal for meat-based dishes, either roasted or stewed. Also pairs well with vegetables, porcini mushrooms and firm, aged cheeses.

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Specifications

DESIGNATION
Primitivo I.G.T. Salento
GRAPE
100% Primitivo (ancient vines)
VINEYARD LOCATION
Salento
SOIL COMPOSITION
Medium-deep over layers of limestone rock
AGE OF VINES
80 years
TRAINING SYSTEM
Apulian alberello
YIELD PER HECTARE
65 quintals/ha
ANNUAL PRODUCTION
50,000 bottles
FIRST VINTAGE
2009
HARVEST
By hand in the second week of September
VINIFICATION
Fermentation with maceration at 24°C for 15 days
AGING
12 months in 225-litre, second passage French and American oak barriques
ALCOHOL
15%

The Producer

The brothers Gaetano and Vito Marangelli have had a specific view of business due to a journey in Salento and so Menhir Salento takes place in 2002. It starts growing thanks to friends and collaborators, and also to Miriam Daniele: Brand Ambassador who has Salento in her heart.

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Awards

Le Guide de L’Espresso – I Vini d’Italia: 3 bottiglie – 2007, 2008
Luca Maroni – 88pts – 2007
Mundus Vini – 84pts – 2008
Luca Maroni – 94pts – 2008
Luca Maroni – 92pts – 2012
Mundus Vini Silver 2007
IWC Bronze 2007
The Wine Hunter Award Gold 2019