The Consortium for the Protection of Primitivo di Manduria DOC and DOCG is the most authoritative institution linked to Primitivo wine; has the task of defining the cultivation and production parameters of the Primitivo wine originating from these limited areas, and of certifying the productions in which the varietal reaches its maximum organoleptic expression.
During the seminar conducted by the Consortium for the Protection of Primitivo di Manduria DOC and DOCG, we will talk about Primitivo di Manduria in its 3 types: DOC, DOC RISERVA, DOLCE NATURALE DOCG; you will discover the characteristics of the production area which includes 18 municipalities and the different types of soil; the role of the Consortium in protecting the denomination will be explained.
The seminar is accompanied by a tasting and explanation of the wines with the aim of recognizing, deciphering and therefore distinguishing the notes and fragrances of the product in its three classic variations.
The temperate climate of the compact limestone plateaus that extend across Puglia, characterized by long hot summers and mild winters, low rainfall and snow, allows the proliferation of Mediterranean scrub with minimal need for water, as well as flourishing viticultural agriculture.
In this climatic context, on calcareous and clayey soils, partly affected by light sea breezes, Primitivo finds its natural habitat, which brings with it into the glass the aromas and historical suggestions of a territory waiting to be discovered.
The Primitivo vine takes its name from the earliness of its maturation which makes it one of the first vines to be harvested at the end of August. This characteristic, however, does not prevent the sugars from increasing their concentration so much so that the main peculiarity of the wines obtained from the Primitivo vine is its alcohol content: Primitivo in fact provides a minimum alcohol content of 14 degrees for the dry Primitivo di Manduria Dop, 16 degrees for the Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale Docg and even 18 degrees for the Primitivo di Manduria Liquoroso Docg.
Up to 18 people, holders of ticket to Wine Expo Poland, can register and take part to the seminar.
Participation is free, pre-registration required.
Donatella Decataldo – Consorzio di Tutela del Primitivo di Manduria DOC e DOCG