An amazing Primitivo di Manduria.
There is Primitivo and Primitivo and there is Primitivo and Primitivo di Manduria. Primitivo
grapes are grown all over Apulia and beyond, nearby regions, and they are all bottled as IGT or IGP according to the new European legislation, except for the Primitivo grown in the Manduria area, which is the only DOC Primitivo, indeed called Primitivo di Manduria.
This Primitivo di Manduria is made with grapes grown in very old vineyards cultivated in the “alberello” form, free standing vines, with very limited yield. The nose is rich and complex with plenty of fruit, the mouth is full, smooth, velvety and with a long lasting aftertaste.
This Primitivo di Manduria is a multi awards wine that pairs perfectly rich dishes or can be enjoyed on its own, as a meditation wine.
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.