Mille Una – Shahrazad IGT Riserva

Producer: Mille Una
Wine: Shahrazad – Primitivo del Salento IGT – Riserva
Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo, from the small tree called
Production Zone: ‘Toricella’ vineyard, Manduria –
Altitude: 120 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 1.5 acre, 0.5 tons per acre
Exposure: Southeast
Soil: Red, calcareous, dry, high mineral content, no irrigation
Vinification & Aging: The vines are cultivated in a traditional system. The grapes were harvested by hand at the end of August/beginning of September. Fermentation in steel tanks under temperature control, with natural yeasts. The maceration period lasted 27 days. Aging took place in French oak barrels for 15 months and was bottled on January 10, 2004 and then aged an additional 3-4 months in the bottle prior to release.
Production: 200 cases
Alcohol: 16%
Description: Extremely dark, dense in color. Full-bodied, with extreme fruit concentration. Elegant wine with great structure and warmness, very complex with a robust tannic structure.
Food Pairing: Game and aged cheeses.