Salento Don Vito "Prestige" Mediterranea
The prestigious wine of the Mediterranea Vinicola that operates in Apulia, in the heart of Salento, produces this sensational wine of Negroamaro and Primitivo grapes. The Don Vito Prestige IGT. The red wine, certified with a protected geographical origin from Salento, is produced using a refined blend of Negroamaro and 50% Primitivo grapes. Varietals that reflect local tradition and culture. The vines are grown on calcareous soil, typical of the geographical area of Salento, it has karstic origins and is rich in iron and aluminum sesquioxides which give the soil the typical reddish coppery color of the Salento land. This presence in the soil helps to increase the maintenance of the heat coming from the sun and to give the products of the earth a marked minerality and flavor. The yield per hectare of Negroamaro vineyards is 10 tons per hectare of land while for primitivo grapes the yield is higher, even 12 tons are reached. The vinification requires that the grapes are crushed, de-stemmed and crushed. Then the maceration and fermentation process is enriched with the addition of selected yeasts in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks where the temperature is always kept below 24 ° C. After malolactic fermentation the wine is bottled and spends at least 6 months to refine in glass.
Characteristics of the Salento wine Don Vito Prestige
The organoleptic characteristics of this excellent wine from the Salento Don Vito Prestige IGT show an intense and glossy ruby red color, a widely fruity fragrance where the cherry and the red undergrowth fruit are strong. The taste is round, balanced and rightly tannic, adequate persistence on the palate. From an analytical point of view the wine is characterized by an alcohol content of 13 volume percentages, a total acidity of 5.7 grams per liter of product and a presence of sulfur dioxide of 105 milligrams per liter.
Recommended pairings with this Apulian red wine
The Don Vito Prestige of the Vinicola Mediterranea is considered a wine for the whole meal thanks to its roundness of taste, its particular balance and delicate structure, as well as the right alcohol level. Excellent with tasty meat dishes. It should be served in a ballon type glass at a temperature of 16 ° C maximum 18 ° C.