POGGIO LE VOLPI Tator Primitivo
POGGIO LE VOLPI Tator Primitivo. Tator grapes come from old vines and are hand-picked. “Metodo Passule” as shown on the label means the wine was produced using an Appassimento method (leaving fully-ripened grapes to dry on the vine so the water evaporates, increasing sugar content and acidity, concentrating flavours). This wine is aged in French oak at a controlled temperature over a period of 20 – 30 days. “The hands on the label are there to thank all the people who still pick by hand in our vineyard. The name Tator is the name of a god venerated by the Messapians, a tribe who long ago lived in the area where we now grow the Primitivo vines used to produce this wine.”
The Primitivo grape of Apulia – popularised in California as Zinfandel – traces its lineage back to the ancient Phoenicians who settled this part of the peninsula. This smooth, low tannin wine is now enjoying long overdue praise for its juicy and well-structured character – ideal for Asian cuisines.