Masseria Tagaro
Pinataro Primitivo Manduria DOC Puglia, 2019

A small family farm of fourty hectares, Masseria Tagaro are located in the beautiful Itria Valley – The heart of Puglia. Here we are in the land of Trulli, a few miles from the picturesque town of Alberobello, a land known for special climate and terroir that is different to the rest of the region. A story that has been passed down for three generations, the new generation strives to modernize production tools and communication.

Grape

100% Primitivo di Manduria

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Production area: Apulian, Salento-Manduria

Sandy and clay soil

Age of vines: 10 to 40 years old

Espalier pruning system, apulian sapling.

Density: 4,500 plants per hectare

Vinification:  Destemming of grapes and cold maceration at 10 to 12c for 18 to 36 hours. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature and racking after 6 days. Soft pressing of the marc.

Maturation: After fermentation is racked into French oak barrels of medium toasting, the malolactic fermentation takes place and matured for 6 months. It is then bottled with ageing in the bottle for 4 months

Tasting Note

Deep red with violet reflections. Intense and fruity with harmonic spicy notes with a soft and persistent taste with long balanced tannins.

Food Pairing

Excellent with red meats on the grill, pasta with red meat, mediterranean dishes and slightly seasoned cheeses.