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Ca` Vittoria

Ca` Vittoria

Ca` Vittoria

  • Italy
The Rosso IGT Puglia Vino Appassimento Gold Release from Ca'Vittoria is a 60% Negroamaro, 25% Merlot, 15% Primitivo blend of grapes grown and harvested in the Salento area of Puglia, with picking occurring as late as October. This gives a high level of sugar and high alcohol, required for the appassimento method: ripe grapes mature on the vine for about 15 days, during which period 50% of their weight and moisture is lost. After a rigorous hand harvest, the grapes are pressed and the fermentation starts; the skins are left in the must for a long period to extract flavours and the characteristic ruby red colour. The wine is then left in oak for around 3-4 months. The resulting wine is concentrated and moreish, with characteristic notes of plums and raisins. The Zinfandel IGT Puglia 'True Zin' is, as its name may suggest, 100% Zinfandel. Perhaps better known for producing some questionable styles in the U.S., Zinfandel can actually trace its routes back to Italy, where it is known under a slightly different strain as Primitivo. This is a real 'banker' wine, delivering a shed load of value for money. It is fruity, with notes of plums, cherry marmalade, tobacco and spice with an aftertaste of cocoa, coffee and vanilla. It is matured in stainless steel, wooden vats and then bottle before being unleashed upon its adoring public.