Masseria Borgo dei Trulli purchased vineyards in the best viticultural areas of Puglia, specifically in the communes of Sava, Manduria and Maruggio, all in the province of Taranto. It then found an old Masseria surrounded by old vines, and decided to use this unique location to build its new State-of-the-Art winery where it can produce excellent wines from the proprietary vineyards.The Trulli name comes from the local dry stone dwellings with a domed roof.
Vineyard & Winemaking – 100% Primitivo carefully selected and hand-picked from very low-yielding old vines (average 60 years old). A late harvest sees a natural Appassimento process begin. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks then aged in a mix of new and 2nd year French oak barriques for 10 months. After bottling, the wine is left to cellar age for a further 6 months before release.
Please note alcohol does hit 17.5% abv.
Only produced in the best vintages, generally only circa 10,000 bottles
Tasting Note – Aromas of dried fruit, exotic spices, white pepper and dark chocolate, sandalwood and figs. The mouth feel is big and intense, yet round, rich, warm and extremely well-balanced. It displays complex and mouth-filling layers of soft, elegant tannins, with hints of vanilla, prunes, raisins, coffee and honey. The finish is very long, persistent and full, with a hint of sweetness from the oak ageing
Current vintages – 2020 and 2021