Primitivo 17 - Polvanera - DOP Gioia del Colle Primitivo - ORGANIC
GRAPES VARIETY: 100% Primitivo
PRODUCTION AREA: vineyard Montevella, Acquaviva delle Fonti
TYPE OF SOIL: very deep clay soil
GROWING METHOD: 70-years old bush vines
PLANTS PER HECTAR: 8 000
PRODUCTION PER HECTAR: 20/30 HL
GRAPE GATHERING: manual harvest in boxes during the first/second week of September
MACERATION: 4 weeks
FERMENTATION: 4 weeks in stainless steel tanks at 25°C
AGING: 24 months in stainless steel tanks and 1 year in the bottle
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 16,5% vol.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 8 GR/LT
SIGHT: deep purple-red with ruby glares
NOSE: dense bouquet of wild berries, blackberry and plum, with gentle notes of flowers (rose) and plants (tea leaf), enhanced by memories of liquorice, graphite and wild perfumes
PALATE: imposing, elegant, stark taste supported by smooth tannins and a vibrant mineral-acid hint. Endless conclusion, that matches perfectly with the nose
Cantine Polvanera, Gioia del Colle, Bari, Puglia, Italia.
A long family tradition characterizes the history of Polvanera, founded in 2002 through the determination of its owner and oenologist Filippo Cassano. He has always been well aware of the potential of his territory and its typical grapes.
Thanks to his father’s skills in viticulture and his own traning at “Basile Caramia” School of Agriculture in Locorotondo, Filippo decided to bet on pure vinification, a process that enhances the peculiar characteristics of both vines and terroir.
Located between Acquaviva delle Fonti and Gioia del Colle, Polvanera is surrounded by a singular countryside, with typical dry stone walls, downy oaks and vineyards.
The cellar itself is uncommon: excavated into 8 meters of limestone rock, this charming structure allows the ageing of wines at a constant temperature. The annexed building is a 1820 manor in which tourists and guests are welcomed to taste wines.
Polvanera is placed next to a famous touristic area of Apulia, 30 minutes far from Itria Valley and Matera.
The harvest of grapes takes place during the first ten days of September. Latest equipments for pressing and vinification contribute to the BIO selection offered by Polvanera.
Thanks to his worthy co-workers and the fundamental backing of his family, Filippo Cassano holds on his ambitious project of promoting and enhancing the quality of Primitivo and other autochthonous vines.
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