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2017 Cavaliere d'Oro Primitivo Puglia IGT

2017 Cavaliere d'Oro Primitivo Puglia IGT

Cavaliere D'Oro

2017 Cavaliere d'Oro Primitivo Puglia IGT

This wine is imported from Italy. State import laws allow us to ship this wine to the following states: AK, CA, DC, FL, KY, MA, MN, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, SC, TN, WV, and WI.

Description

Description

With heritage dating back to 1480, Cavaliere d'Oro invites you on a journey into the world of Italian wine. During the Middle Ages, our founding Castello and vineyards were protected by the Gold Knight, Cavaliere d'Oro. Today we celebrate this heritage and honor the Cavaliere d'Oro with a bold collection of wines.

Wine & Vintage Details

Tasting Notes

Our Puglia has an attractive bouquet of acidic ripe cherries and plum, with pleasant sweeter notes of cocoa and vanilla. A velvety texture with notes of lush, ripe fruit. This wine offers a robust finish. Pairs excellently with BBQ ribs, steak, beef stew, or roasted lamb.

Vintage

The white grapes are harvested beginning in the mid-August. The black grapes are then harvested towards end of August, due to vineyard altitudes and climatic conditions. All grapes are then ripened during the following long summer months. Scarcity of water in the region led to a dearth of plant diseases and a higher sugary gradation than normal. The harvest began about twenty days earlier than that of 2016.

Vineyard & Winemaking Details

Winemaking

The grapes undergo cold, pre-fermentation maceration for 24 to 48 hours. After maceration, the grapes undergo inoculation of selected yeasts and fermentation on the skins for 10 to 12 days. Malolactic fermentation then takes place in steel tanks, aged to 8 months in barriques.

Alcohol % 14%