Passo del Cardinale Primitivo di Manduria


The Primitivo Paolo Leo Pass of the Cardinal is an ancient grape grape cultivated in Apulia, whose grapes present a very early maturation in comparison to other varieties, the name of which explains. One of the most interesting particularities of the Primitivo is the fact that, at a distance of only 20 days from the harvest, these grape vines are able to give a discreet second production of grapes. Traditionally, the fruits of this “second harvest” are used to increase the freshness of these ponderous wines, improving the deimosti acidity obtained from the first harvesting.

The great body of the Primitivo di Manduria di Passo del Cardinale is able to enhance fine meats with a rigorous structure. Sliced ​​beef and grilled steaks are the backdrop for a panoramic photograph. A touch of Puglia with orecchiette with chops sauce can be a gastronomic journey with which you can surprise your guests.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Ruby red color with elegant garnet reflections
Nose Black berried fruits, mainly black currant that fades into notes of licorice and coffee
Palate  Spot on, with velvety and enveloping tannins. The freshness is structural and offers a persistent finish of forest fruit jam and spices

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Primitivo
Alcohol % 14%
Style Manduria
Estate/Producer Paolo Leo cellars of San Donaci
Country Italy
Region Puglia-Manduria and Sava, in the province of Taranto
Vintage 2021
Vinification Pressed and subsequently fermented in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. Aged for 3 months in barrique and 6 months in steel Vats
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed but can be stored up to 6 years after bottling

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