2018 Claudio Quarta Tenute Emera P Primitivo di Manduria
Bottle (75 cl - Standard)
It all began in 2003 when Claudio Quarta bought a property near Pulsano, the home land of Primitivo grape variety- very close to Manduria- and started creating wine. Each of the three Claudio Quarta winery estates (Tenute Eméra, Cantina Sanpaolo and Cantina Moros) have the same objective: to produce great wines that reflect the soul of the Puglian terroirs using modern techniques while rediscovering the authenticity of the grape varieties: Primitivo, Negroamaro and Greco di Tufo among others.
Puglia is a wine region in the far south-eastern corner of the 'boot' of Italy. The Salento Peninsula occupies the southern half of the region and is of great significance to Puglia's identity because the 'true' Puglia wines are to be found here, in the south. While Sangiovese and Montepulciano dominate the northern part of the region, authentic red Puglian wines from the south are made with Negroamaro and Primitivo grapes. Also, Susumaniello is making a comeback so look for this varietal!
Primitivo is a dark-skinned grape from Puglia, Southern Italy. Mostly associated with Primitivo di Manduria the variety is renowned for its inky tannic wines. True Primitivo wines are high in alcohol and tannins with fruit-forward flavours, a specific bitterness and great aging potential. Originating from the Croatian coast, the variety firstly arrived in Southern Italy as Primitivo and afterwards in the United States under the name of Zinfandel.