Estate: Third generation winemaker Paolo Mancino revitalized his family estate of Cantina di Sava with a dream of reviving the traditions and “old cellar” of the family winery and demonstrating the potential of the area. The estate is located in Sava a region of Salento in Puglia in southern Italy. Paolo produces 3 versions of Primitivo, the “classic” Green Wing, “Barrique” Yellow Wing and “the traditional” Red Wing. The Red Wing wine honors the “long forgotten” wines that were traditionally crafted in the Sava region in the 1960’s.
Philosophy: “I wanted to believe in tradition and in what most characterizes the my country and myself. I want to send a message to my peers, young people, like never before, do not see a future. Look inside, I am sure you will find the right path. My opinion, of course, for those who decide to stay in Puglia, is to enhance what we have and that nobody can ever take away: the earth, the sea, the sun.”
Winemaking: Grapes were sourced from vineyards with calcareous tuff [a porous volcanic rock] soil. Fermented in stainless steel, aged for 5 months in stainless steel, then for 3 more months in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Dark garnet with brick highlights in colour, with cozy aromas of wild berries, ancho chili and earth. Wild berry pie in character, with the tart berries dusted with sweet, peppery spice. Lively acidity and silky smooth tannins underscore the palate cleansing, tart fruit finish that keeps you reaching for more. Well composed and engaging, this is fantastic on its own, and even better with spicy/hearty dishes.
Salento Primitivo IGP
Estate Bottled by Cantina di Sava Paolo Mancino
Enjoy now thru 2017