The best hand-harvested Primitivo grapes are selected, from old vines grown in the heart of the Manduria wine production region, to make this full-bodied wine. The Primitivo grape, which is named Zinfandel in the USA, possibly reached this part of Italy 2,000 years ago on ships from the Dalmatian coast, of what is now Croatia. After a controlled fermentation, the wine is aged in a mixture of French and American barriques for at least ten months, prior to final blending and bottling. It has a rounded palate with a bouquet reminiscent of wild berries, both fresh and in a jam, and notes of caramel. The finish is smooth and rich with ripe fruit flavours appearing alongside spicy aromatic notes.