Primitivo di Manduria DOC
Matané wines comes from Salento, Puglia’s most southern province, located right up against the Ionian and Adriatic seas. In fact, the gorgeous vineyards are windswept by salty breezes coming off the sea. The area’s amazing palette of colors – with its blue-green waters and deep red soils – and dynamic sensations give Salentino wines an extra layered depth, unique to the region.
The wine was named for its owners – Maria, Tara and Neil – who partnered with a team of experts to make a wine that fully represents this region.
The top wine of the range, the quintessence of Matané, it is made from pure Primitivo grapes grown in the appellation of Manduria. The wine ages four months in French oak barrique. It shows remarkable structure, which is mellowed out by the grapes typical velvety nature.
Most recent awards
- 2016 | James Suckling89/100
- 2012 | Wine Spectator90/100
Aging before bottling:
Manduria, Salento, Puglia
100 meters (330 feet) above sea level
Ruby red color with rich violet reflections; opulent bouquet, reminiscent of ripe cherries and plums, integrated by pleasing nuances of chocolate and vanilla. Remarkable structure, softened by the roundness and silkiness characteristic of Primitivo.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Hearty first courses, lamb and game with elaborate sauces, and hard cheeses.
Alc. by vol.: 14%