Primitivo di Manduria is the only DOC wine made with Primitivo grapes.
Made with grapes grown in the Manduria area, this wine is made using only the best grapes from the oldest vineyard, it is a wine made in the vineyard, by working obsessively on it, to produce a very limited yield and super healthy grapes, the wine is then aged in wood to add extra layers of complexity.
The result is an aged Primitivo di Manduria with a complex and rich nose, with plenty of fruit; in the mouth is full, smooth, velvety, perfectly balanced and with a long lasting aftertaste and pairs perfectly rich and flavoursome dishes or mature cheeses. It can also be enjoyed on its own, as a meditation wine, or with some dark chocolate
. This wine can be put aside in the cellar and forgotten for several more years or drunk now, after hours of decanting
Primitivo di Manduria is not the same as a Primitivo, despite the grape being the same, the different growing area produces totally different wines and Acinore', that translates in "King of the grape", is a multi award winning Primitivo di Manduria wine.
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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.