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Primitivo di Manduria DOP “Lutum”
|DE QUARTO VITIVINICOLTORI|
Antonio De Quarto
DENOMINATION: Primitivo di Manduria DOP
GRAPE VARIETIES: Primitivo 100%
PRODUCTION AREA: Salento (Lizzano)
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5%
FORMAT: 75 cl
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14-16°C
TYPE OF WINE: Red
AGING: In steel and in bottle
PAIRINGS: Red meat, medium-aged cheeses, pasta dishes with meat sauces
Deer ragù with Juniper berries
Dinners with friends
WE CHOSE IT BECAUSE IT
Allows you to enjoy all the aromas of Primitivo without excessive alcohol content
Lutum is the simplest expression of Primitivo di Manduria. Lutum is the Latin term for red soil, the very soil on which the De Quarto family’s Primitivo vineyards are planted.
The manual harvest carried out in the second half of September produces a few selected Primitivo grapes, the result of the very low yield in the vineyard and a cultivation that prepares for a great quality such as the Apulian alberello system. Vinification goes on for 18 days: the yeasts used are only indigenous ones and the total sulfur that Lutum will have at bottling will be around 30 mg/l.
The color is an intense garnet red, typical of Primitivo.
The nose immediately reveals ripe red fruit, accompanied by hints of honey, blackberries and dried figs.
The taste is full and smooth, as well as persistent after swallowing.
Accompanying a pasta dish with a game ragout is special. In summer its versatility also allows it to be served slightly chilled, dampening that southern red fullness and enhancing the acidity that is nonetheless present.
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
A glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away!
It is clear that wine is not harmful to our bodies, as a substance given to us by nature in the form of fruit from which man over the centuries has managed to obtain this heavenly beverage. We can guarantee that our winemakers work by following ancient methods, supported by the aid of contemporary technologies: this is why we feel confident in affirming that Italian wine, the real one, is a panacea for body and mind.
The presence of polyphenols in wine (to a lesser extent in white wines and in large quantities in reds, especially when aged) provides constant protection against cellular oxidation, the main culprit of aging and cellular deterioration.
Perhaps even more obvious and important, however, are the psychological benefits that a good glass of Italian wine can give you: the lightheartedness it gives to an evening with friends, the romance it helps to create in a couple’s dinner, the passion it is able to unleash in anyone lucky enough to taste its essences.
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.
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