Passion, courage and trust in the enormous quality potential that Puglia, and especially the areas of Castel del Monte and Salento were able to express, inspired the Antinoris to invest in the region. The idea that, from the start, characterized Tormaresca's production philosophy was to produce great wines from indigenous varietals.
This wine was made using selected grapes cultivated in the proprietary vineyards of their Maime estate in San Pietro Vernotico and the Bocca di Lupo estate in Minervino Murge
The grapes were picked at the proper level of ripeness and fermented, variety by variety, in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The period of skin contact of the must, held to a maximum temperature of 79° Fahrenheit (26° centigrade), lasted between eight and ten days. The malolactic fermentation was completed by the beginning of winter. An eight month period of maturation in stainless steel tanks then followed. A small part of the final blend aged in small oak barrels, used three or four times previously, and were then blended in before the wine was bottled..
There are red fruits, black cherry and blackcurrant on the nose. On the palate, the spice of the Negroamaro is complemented by the juicy plum jam flavours of Primitivo, resulting in a soft and well-balanced wine.