2016 Conti Zecca Primitivo
Conti Zecca is considered one of the most respected wineries in Puglia and dates back to the year 1500. Today, the family’s current generation — Counts Alcibiade, Francesco, Luciano, and Mario — continue to produce quality wines through a perfect balance of tradition and innovation. 85% Primitivo and 15% other indigenous reds varietals. Stems are removed and grapes are soft pressed. Fermentation at controlled temperature. Maceration for 12 days at controlled temperature of about 28-30°C. Aged 12 months in 30 Hl oak barrels and refinement in epoxy resin-lined cement tanks. Inky-ruby color. Cassis, strawberry, roasted coffee and sexy woodsmoke on the nose. Appealing, savory and sweet, with very good energy and purity to the sappy red fruit flavors. The sweet finish is firm but smoothly tannic.