PRIMITIVO

"ele"

A Primitivo wine expression of his land, of which he tells stories and legends. Bright red in color with purple reflections and intense aromas of small red fruits. On the palate it has freshness, sapidity and rightly tannic, with a soft and fruity end. An excellent table wine, it is best combined with typical Mediterranean dishes.

VINTAGE: 2017

GRAPE VARIETY: Primitivo

PAIRINGS: appetizer, cheeses, pasta, white meat, fish in red sauce.

75cl  C$30.00 plus 13% HST 

Orders only by the case or mixed case of 6 bottles 

 

PRIMITIVO

"muro sant'angelo"

Still red wine that is deep and intense, animated by good freshness and soft tannins, aged for 12 months in barrels.

Impenetrable ruby, the Muro Sant'Angelo fascinates with an olfactory profile pleasantly complex, and its expressive richness ranges from sweet notes of ripe fruit with amazing aniseed notes. In tasting this Primitivo does not betray the expectations, giving sips rich and voluptuous, with tannins of impalpable fineness, which leads to a romantic final cocoa. A great wine, capable of giving you fresh scents of its homeland.

VINTAGE: 2014

GRAPE VARIETY: Primitivo

PAIRINGS: meat, spicy cheese

75cl  C$59.00 plus 13% HST 

Orders only by the case or mixed case of 6 bottles 

Tenute Chiaromonte

A story starting from the past, an unforgotten passion becoming a constantly evolving project that lives and interprets our territory: Chiaromonte believes in the authenticity of the land as a warranty of quality.

The story of the Tenute Chiaromonte starts in 1826, a few years after the official identification of the grape variety by Indellicati. Everything starts with only 3 hectares of vineyard and olive grove, grown by Nicola's grandparents. His family look at the small vineyard as a social ransom, a way to improve his financial situation: the few Riserva and Barbatto vine shoots are a real treasure for the family, the result of hard sacrifices in addition to the daily work routine.

Nicola Chiaromonte, the current representative of the last generation of winemaker, starts working when he was a child and he learned by doing under the assistance of his parents and grandparents. In his adulthood, after an initial period in which he rejected all that concern countrylife, he peremptorily felt the call of his origins, he returned to Earth and enlarges his Estate. Today is the owner and the winemaker, he continues on managing his company following the guidance of his ancestors and joining it with modern technologies in a perfect mix of tradition and innovation: the company has 32 hectares including cherry orchard, olive grove and vineyard of Alberello Pugliese ( little Apulian tree), next to the sapling old vineyards some new espalier plants are now grown up, strictly organically.

The first professional vinifications took place in the family ancient wine cellar, situated in the suggestive old town centre of Acquaviva delle Fonti: the process trasformed into a joyful day, a festive occasion in which also the neighborhood was involved.

In '98 the first important bottles of Muro Sant'Angelo were produced: from then on our company is considered one of the best Primitivo winemakers, gaining the “Three Glasses” for Gambero Rosso, the “Eccellenza” for the guidebook of the Italian newspaper L'Espresso and many others international acknowledgment.

His past certainly has a major role in the philosophy of production, but has never inhibited his innovative spirit, causing it to be continued research and experimentation on the types of cultivation, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional winemaking techniques and modern types of wood and age of the barrels.

Chiaromonte believes in respect for the area by focusing on excellence for its grapes : every vineyard is cultivated in the proper way in a close relation to the characteristics of the soil; the handmade harvest warrants the quality of selected grapes without creating any damage to the grapevine

One of these varieties is cultivated and used for the creation of the five company brands: Primitivo, in a limited quantity to assure a high-quality standard. Primitivo is accompanied by another single-grape wine from Fiano Minutolo, an ancient native grape variety which gives an intense and perfumed white wine.

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