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    Primitivo di Manduria DOC

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    The Primitivo di Manduria is a red DOC wine (controlled designation of origin), produced in the provinces of Brindisi and Taranto.

    It is a table wine also available in other versions such as natural sweet wine, dry fortified wine and natural sweet fortified wine, which pair greatly with desserts. The grape variety designation indicate the grape early ripening.

    The Primitivo pairs well with grills, roasts, mature cheeses while the dry fortified and natural sweet fortified versions go well with roasted almonds and dry pastry.

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    Protection Mark: Registered Designation of Origin
    Available in following towns: Erchie (BR) - Oria (BR) - Torre Santa Susanna (BR) - Avetrana (TA) - Carosino (TA) - Faggiano (TA) - Fragagnano (TA) - Leporano (TA) - Lizzano (TA) - Manduria (TA) - Maruggio (TA) - Monteparano (TA) - Pulsano (TA) - Roccaforzata (TA) - San Giorgio Ionico (TA) - San Marzano di San Giuseppe (TA) - Sava (TA) - Torricella (TA)

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    Matches - How to consume it:

    The table wine goes well with elaborate, rich dishes, such as cured salami and cold pork meats, pasta dishes with rich meat sauces, roasted or stewed pork and lamb, red meat and game, mature cheese. The Dolce naturale is excellent with unleavened, thick cakes, red berry jam tarts, doughnuts, fried cheese with honey and spices, cakes, macaroons. The Liquoroso is preferably served with more elaborate desserts, such as rich cream cakes, while the Liquoroso secco goes well with short pastry cakes.


    How to recognize it:

    As well as mentioning the Registered Designation of Origin, the label must include all the information laid down by the law: native region; designation, in which the cultivar from which the wine comes is matched to the geographical area in which it is grown; nominal volume of the wine; bottler’s name or corporate name and address; bottler’s number and code; country; batch number; ecological information.


    When to find it:

    All year round


    Notes:

    The table wine is served in balloon glasses at a temperature of 18-20°C


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    The original Primitivo has a dark red color which tends toward purple and orange with ageing. It is a light wine with a distinctive and pleasant flavor, full-bodied and harmonic, tending to velvety with ageing.

    Its sweet versions present a very intense purple-red color and a persisting bouquet, fruity and spicy, with hints of plum and cherry jam. The taste is sweet, warm and mellow, tannic and sapid, full-bodied and well balanced.

    The Primitivo has a minimum alcohol grade of 14° C, the natural sweet type 13° C, the dry fortified type 16.5° C, and the natural sweet fortified type 15°C.

    Sources: By the editorial staff
    Updated on: 27/02/2014