Plantamura - Primitivo ‘Contrada San Pietro’, Gioia del Colle, Puglia, Italy (2020)

Plantamura - Primitivo ‘Contrada San Pietro’, Gioia del Colle, Puglia, Italy (2020)

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TASTING NOTES

Intense spicy and fruity aroma of sour black cherry & blackberry with a full body, robust and structured flavour.

Soil type: limestone and chalky soil
Cultivation: espalier with a density of 5,000 vines per hectare
Maturation: 12 months in steel tanks.

Mariangela Plantamura and Vincenzo Maggialetti have taken an estate farmed by her family since 1946 to new heights with 3 ‘Tre Bicchieri’ awards since the 1st vintage in 2002.

The vineyards, tended and harvested by hand, were already certified organic (since 1996) when Mariangela launched her eponymous label, the fruit having gone to other wineries. Her only wines are 3 interpretations of 100% Primitivo from distinct vineyards around Gioia del Colle. 

Gioia del Colle is distinct from the larger Manduria DOC in a number of ways. Calcareous soil with an (unusual) underlying aquifer, means irrigation is not required. The 360 m elevation ensures a significant diurnal swing between hot days and cool nights. Gioia del Colle wines show a much brighter, aromatic character than its often-heavy neighbour Primitvo di Manduria.