2009

Salento IGT Arneide Barricato Vecchia Torre

Primitivo, Montepulciano, Negroamaro

This product is not available in your delivery area.

Wine information

Region

Apulien, Italy

Grape

Primitivo, Montepulciano, Negroamaro

Producer

Cantina Vecchia Torre

Vintage

2009

Goes well with

White meat, poultry, medium seasoned dishes, mild soft cheeses

Degustation notes

Very dark cherry red colour, an aromatic bouquet at its prime, hints of plum jam, a delicately spicy nose of tobacco and vanilla, round on the attack with a rich concentration of fruit, ample, very full-bodied with good structure. A strong, classy wine.

Special notes

This wine takes its name from the eponymous peninsula, Salento, which stretches over 100 km long and 40 km wide, in the southeastern part of the Italian peninsula, south of Puglia, in the heel of the boot. This region is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world: the Phoenicians and the Greeks planted vines here over 3000 years ago. Unlike other southern regions, Salento is almost devoid of mountains and is made up of plateaus and plains. A hot, dry climate prevails with low rainfall, so artificial irrigation must be used. The soil consists mainly of limestone, clay and marl. Puglia is host to the majority of southern Italy's grape varieties, where nearly 80% are red wines. Many of them are native varieties whose cultivation has received special attention in the last fewyears. The region produces white, rosé and red wines.

Alcohol content

13.5%

Drinking temperature

16-18°C

Optimum maturity

2017-2018

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l

Ratings

Average rating: 2.0 of 5 2 ratings and 1 review

  • from on
    Average rating: 2.0 of 5 2.0

    Dunkles, sehr dichtes Kirschrot, zu aromareiches Bukett mit Pflaumenmarmelade, zu süsslicher Würzduft von Tabak und Vanille, übertriebene Fruchtkonzentration, zu füllig mit zu viel Körper und Struktur. Ein kräftiger Wein ohne jegliche Eleganz. Zu viel des Guten. Enttäuschend.