Masca Del Tacco Piano Chiuso Riserva Primitivo Di Manduria 2017
|Producer||Masca Del Tacco|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Big & Bold|
|Grape Blend||100% Primitivo|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Food Pairing Guide||Gnocchi with porcini mushrooms and pig cheek, game in general, stews, aged cheeses or by itself.|
|Terroir||Red land rich in organic substances and limestone|
Masca Del Tacco's Primitivo Riserva is a deep and bright ruby red with complex aromas of wild berries and cherries, as well as fern, black pepper and cloves. Having spent over 9 months in large barrels, the wine has a lovely balsamic layer which lifts this wine to the next level. Powerful and elegant with sufficient freshness to give it fantastic drinkability. The gentle tannins give it structure, leading to a near infinite finish! A truly special glass of wine from one of our favourite grape varieties.
Around the area of Manduria, there is an ancient residence surrounded by an old bush vine vineyards of Primitivo older than seventy years “closed” by a wall. In France some of the best vineyards are closed by walls; in fact in the past Cistercian monks used to separate - or close - with walls some vineyards when, tasting the soil, they perceived changes in its mineral composition. Grapes coming from those “closed” vineyards - or “Clos” from the French - would have had a different qualities and would have been the maximum expression of those soils. Taking up this tradition, Felice Mergé becomes the promoter and executor of “closed vineyard project”, emphasizing that small area through the production of a new wine: “Piano Chiuso” Primitivo di Manduria Riserva, the best expression of a territory with not very well known origins.
About Masca del Tacco: Tradition, identity and territory but also passion, commitment and experience: these are the values shared by the Company continues to tend native grapes, making use of the soil potentiality so that its bottles gather flavours which are a modern ex-pression but at the same time represent historical unique wine patrimonies. The vineyard work is done manually, winemaking is traditional, and the use of aging woods is never too invasive, in order to obtain a final product as pure as possible. The company philosophy is to put the advanced equipments and technologies in the service of a great wine tradition.