2018 Vigneti Reale Rudiae Primitivo Salento

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About the Wine

Salento is a rich and exotic region, also known as the land "of the two seas,” thanks to its location between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea, this enviable area is highly influenced by the ocean breeze, delivering stunning, rich, unique wines.

Primitivo from the Adriatic coast is the original progenitor of the Zinfandel clone. You'll recognize the style as big on red and blue fruits and it takes on a healthy dose of chocolate, raspberry, oak, and vanilla. Old vines make this wine particularly plush, svelte, and deep in flavor.

Step into the world of Vigneti Reale, a family estate rich in history and tradition, nestled in the heart of Salento, Apulia. For over a century, the Reale family has cultivated their vineyards with passion and precision, producing wines that capture the spirit of this unique region.

The Reale family's journey began in the early 20th century, transitioning from tobacco farming to winemaking. Over the decades, their reputation grew as they mastered the art of crafting robust, full-bodied wines. By the turn of the 21st century, Amedeo and Damiano Reale breathed new life into the estate, combining their ancestral agricultural practices with modern winemaking techniques. Today, they produce a range of exceptional wines, with the Rudiae Primitivo standing out as a true gem.

Located on 180 hectares of fertile land, the Reale estate benefits from a Mediterranean climate,characterized by brief, rainy winters and long, dry summers. The calcareous soil, tinged with orange hues, provides the perfect foundation for their vines. This unique terroir, combined with the Reale family's meticulous care, results in wines of remarkable quality and character.

Vigneti Reale remains committed to producing wines that honor their heritage while appealing to contemporary palates. The estate's advanced cellar technology ensures that each bottle of Rudiae Primitivo Salento is crafted to perfection, delivering a clean, fresh, and modern wine experience.

Aging: 50% in big wood barrel, 50% in steel tank.

Tasting Notes: 100% Primitivo. Deep ruby-red wine with an enticing bouquet of cherries and red berries. Aged in oak barrels, it boasts a rounded complexity, with rich flavoors of wild berries, plums, and cherries. This Primitivo, known internationally as Zinfandel, is a versatile companion to red meats, game, and aged cheeses.

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