La Bollina Tavros Primitivo 2018

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Puglia
Grape Variety: 100% Primitivo

Climate: Warm and sunny yet surrounded by water on three sides allowing cool breezes off the Meditteranean to moderate vineyard temperatures
Terroir: The Tavros Primitivo di Manduria vineyards are located in the south of Puglia in the provinces of Taranto and Brindisi on the southern coast of the Salento peninsula
Winemaking: The grapes are harvested by hand in small wooden boxes in several rounds in the second decade of September. Once the grapes are removed from the stems, the mash is fermented for approximately 15 days at a controlled temperature with automated pomace immersion. After malolactic fermentation, Tavros Primitivo matures in small French oak barrels for twelve months, another six months in wooden barrels and 180 days in the bottle, which perfectly combines the aromas

Color: Intense ruby ​​red
Nose: Wide and complex to the nose, fruity, with a prune and cherry jam aroma, with notes of tobacco, slightly spicy
Palate: A full-bodied wine, soft and rich in fine tannins, with notes of cocoa, coffee and vanilla in the end

About the Winery:
La Bollina Winery is located in Serravalle Scrivia AL, Italy. A municipality in the province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 62 miles southeast of Turin and about 16 miles southeast of Alessandria.

This historical territory, which specializes in DOCG Gavi, was for centuries the residence of the Marchioness Figari of Genova. A 120 ha winery, surrounded by hills and chestnut forests is the location where magnificent wines are made.

Besides having 28 ha of cultivated vineyards, and an excellent and well-equipped cellar, in La Bollina you can find luxury accommodation for guests: An “Art Nouveau” style villa, a modern 4-star hotel and a 9-hole golf course that expands throughout the vineyards.

The Bollina winery is completely renovated and has some of the most advanced techniques, systems and instruments in modern winemaking.

Andrea Bernardini is a passionate consultant winemaker who has hit numerous home runs. He graduated from Pisa, one of the best schools of oenology in Italy, in 2007. He earned his chops at Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany and trained in South Africa, Romania and Greece. After several years of experience, he is now a flying winemaker blending tradition and modern techniques to obtain high-quality wines with respect to the expression of the different grapes and terroir in which he works.