A warm, richly flavoured red with aromas of plums, dried fruits and brown spices. On the palate it is generous with good concentration of ripe plum and black cherry fruit and hints of dried figs, liquorice and dark chocolate.
Set up in 2003, Adria Vini is a winemaking venture jointly owned by Boutinot and Araldica Vini Piemontesi, the leading co-operative in Piemonte. All areas of production, from grape selection through to vinification, maturation, blending and bottling are meticulously overseen by Araldica's Claudio Manera and Lella Burdese. Working closely with growers and cooperatives, our aim is to produce a range of authentic, well-priced wines from local grape varieties. The mainstay of white wine production is Pinot Grigio, sourced from the Pavia region south of Milan, Friuli and the Veneto. New projects in the Veneto and Sicily from the 2008 vintage see the addition of Prosecco, Grillo and Catarratto. The reds come from mature, low yielding vineyards in Sicily, Puglia and Abruzzo, the source of some of Europe's most undervalued and characterful wines.
In the Vineyard
Produced from the local Primitivo variety cultivated in the Salento peninsula of the Puglia region, southern Italy. Grapes were sourced from selected vineyards between 20 and 60 years old and hand harvested in early September.
In the Winery
Fermentation took place at 28 to 30C with daily pumping over and 10 days contact with the skins. After malolactic fermentation the wine was bottled without oak aging.
The perfect partner to grilled meats, pasta dishes with meat or spicy sauces and hearty stews