CONTE GIANGIROLAMO | Rosso I.G.T. Puglia
Grape: 50% Primitivo – 50% Negroamaro
Production area: Itria Valley, 450 mt above sea level.
Soil: Mixed calcareous clay.
Vinification: Maceration is in oak vats, with maturation in French oak barrels for 22/24 months and further aging in bottles for 6 months.
Color: intense ruby red with violet hues;
Bouquet: fruity with hints of cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant and elegant aromas of spices with pleasant vanilla and chocolate overtones;
Taste: dry, full, harmonious, lingering, the balanced tannin content confirms the rich elegant bouquet.
Food pairings: Ideal for dishes with meat sauces, cheese and cold cuts.
Serving temperature: about 16°- 18° C
Alcohol: 14,5% Vol.
«…Legend has it that in days of old Count Giangirolamo Il Acquaviva D’Aragona was involved in a dispute about taxes on his buildings. He Instructed his tenant farmers to construct “casedde” (temporary buildings) using only dry limestone. The buildings were dismantled before the arrival of the King’s inspector, hence he saw no houses and the infamous tax did not have to be paid.
From this stroke of genius and thanks to the brave farmers the “castedde” became what are known throughout the world today as trulli……»