Masseria Surani Heracles Primitivo 2013
Intense ruby red color. Fruity hints of cherry, strawberry and licorice. Full and rich, with a good body and with a lively and pleasant tannin. Roasted and grilled meats, seasoned cheese, spicy soups
Fermentation takes place for 12 days in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured for about 10 months in large (l5hl and 30hl) Slavonian oak casks. The Tommasi family has long been a proponent of large Slavonian oak barrels, and in their initial experiments have found that Primitivo has a great affinity for this maturation. They believe that this neutral handling helps in showcasing the rich fruit of the wines while maintaining balance and spicy, savory characteristics.