Il Matane Primitivo Di Manduria
Ruby red in color with rich violet reflections; opulent bouquet, reminiscent of ripe cherries and plums, integrated by pleasing nuances of chocolate and vanilla. Remarkable structure, softened by the roundness and silkiness characteristic of Primitivo; long, velvet finish. Pairs well with lamb and game dishes.
$36.00 / Bottle $432.00 / Case
Matane is located in San Marzano, Puglia, Italy. In the Salento peninsula, the southernmost portion of Puglia and Italy’s easternmost area is a land — geographically and culturally — of extremes and dramatic beauty, stretching out between two seas. Here, the Empsons fell in love with the dazzling, colorful landscape: lush, dark red soil bathed in Mediterranean sunlight and constantly windswept by the salty air currents of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. This amazing palette of colors and sensations nurtures superb old vineyards native varieties. When Neil, Maria and Tara tasted the silky, seductive, structured reds crafted by Filippo Baccalaro for Valentino Sciotti, the Matané project (from Maria, Tara and Neil) began to take shape. It was then that a joint venture was decided between the Empsons, Valentino and Filippo.
This wine is made from 100% Primitivo from the Manduria appellation. It undergoes temperature-controlled maceration, followed by drawing off and soft-pressing at the end of fermentation. The wine sojourns in oak barriques for four months.