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"Ricarico Prestige" Rosso Puglia igt

"Ricarico Prestige" Rosso Puglia igt

Name: "Ricarico Prestige" Rosso Puglia igt

Appellation: Indicazione Geografica Tipica

Area of Origin: Produced in the Apulia Region.

Hints of the Vineyard: Primitivo and Negroamaro, two autochthonous grapevines of the Taranto peninsula, are grown according to the old Head Training system. The vines are more than 50 years old on average and can offer a small production.

Vinification: The overripe grapes are harvested by hand, when the skin is shrunken and the flesh very concentrated. The grapes are vinified with the "Ricarico" method, similar to the "Ripasso" style used in northern Italy to produce Amarone.
The must is obtained from a careful selection of Primitivo grapes and then it is vinified as a sweet wine. The marcs instead, still full of fermenting wine, are added to the fresh Negroamaro grapes. A further racking-off takes place and Primitivo free-run juice is added. The wine then undergoes a slow fermentation at low controlled temperature for two weeks,in order to maintain the whole bouquet and the taste of ripe fruit.

Ageing: Ricarico Prestige ages in small oak barrels first and in bottles afterwards.

Grape Variety: This particular wine is produced with the most typical Apulian grape varieties.

Tasting Notes: Very deep red garnet in colour, to the nose it has a persistent and complex aroma with notes of plums and spices, strong, deep and mellow, to the palate it ends in smooth notes.

Food Pairing Notes: Excellent companion to main dishes with meat sauces, perfect with grilled and roasted meat, mature cheese.

Ageing Potential: 70 months

Average Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%

• BRONZE MEDAL at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
• BRONZE MEDAL at the 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
• GOLD MEDAL at the 2012 Berliner Wein Trophy
• BRONZE MEDAL at the 2012 I.W.S.C. Hong Kong Cathay Pacific
• BRONZE MEDAL at the 2012 Challange International Du Vin
• COMMENDED at the 2012 International Wine Challenge
• COMMENDED at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards
• GREAT MENTION at the 2012 Vinitaly Enologico - Verona