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‘Valle Cupa’ Salento Rosso IGT

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Tasting Notes

‘Valle Cupa’ is deep ruby red in color. The aromas on the nose are rich with notes of blackberry, ripe red fruit and hints of spices. On the palate it is full-bodied yet it has a softness and freshness given by the good acidity. It finishes long with all of the persistent fruity notes. it will pair well with hearty roasted meat dishes, game, and even spicy or flavorful hard cheeses.

Winery

Apollonio

Region

Puglia

Varietal

50% Negramaro, 50% Primitivo

Location of Vineyards

Copertino, Monteroni, Arnesano, San Pietro in Lama, Carmiano

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Chalky clay

Type of Cultivation

20-year-old bush-trained vines

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand when the bunches are fully ripe. In order to obtain a good structure, harvest is delayed so as to facilitate the concentration of sugar and extractive substances. Traditional temperature-controlled fermentation in large wooden vats (12,500lt capacity) for 30-45 days.

Aging

12 months in French oak barrels and 12 months in bottle.

Alcohol Content

14.5%

Total Production

300,000 bottles

Oenologist

Massimiliano Apollonio