Primitivo di Manduria is not the same as a Primitivo, yes, the same grape, but the different growing area produces totally different wines and Acinore, translate as “grape king” in Italian, is a multi award winning Primitivo di Manduria.
Primitivo di Manduria is the only DOC wine made with Primitivo
grapes and as the name says, this wine is made using only the best grapes from the oldest vineyard, it is a wine made in the vineyard, by working obsessively to produce a very limited yield and healthy grapes.
Primitivo di Manduria Acinore has a very complex and rich nose, with plenty of fruit, in the mouth is full, smooth, velvety and with a long lasting aftertaste shortly aged in barrels.
This Primitivo di Manduria pairs perfectly rich dishes or can be enjoyed on its own, as a meditation wine or even some chocolate chocolate
. Read our post on how to pair wine and chocolate
The 2006 is the year Tenuta Giustini was born, even though the current generation's grandparents had been farmers and cultivated grapes all their life and their parents before them, they wanted to put in a bottle their grandparents’ hard work, until then, the grapes were sold to local cooperatives, they wanted to show them that their hard work and care in the vineyards, could produce great wines.
Salvatore, the latest generation, started with very little financial resources, but bags of passion and dedication, and bottle by bottle, in 2015 he finally built the winery, a winery equipped with all the latest equipment, the missing link to his dream.
Tenuta Giustini has vineyards in some of the most vocated area in the Apulia region, including Manduria, where they grow Primitivo that becomes Primitivo di Manduria, the only DOC Primitivo wine.