NEW VINTAGES for Verdeca, Primitivo and Nero di Troia!
Angiuli Donato is a family-owned small, yet very historic winery in Puglia, southern Italy.
Many generations of the Donato family have dealt in the processing and bottling of wines, most prominently made from Primitivo grapes (also known as ZINFANDEL in California, USA). The Angiuli Donato winery was founded in 1880, and is very attached to the ancient tradition of making excellent wines in the heart of the wine-growing area of Primitivo dop Gioia del Colle production.
For red wines, grapes coming from established facilities located in Alberobello are utilized, with an average of 50 to 80 years age (!), These facilities cultivate clones of Primitivo plants which produce few clusters of grapes per stem but have the capability to maximize the characteristic of this special ancient vine stocks.
The harvest of these grapes is done manually, in order to ensure the integrity of the grapes when they arrive in the winery. Vinification occurs in controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. For fermentation, exclusively autochthonous yeast that grows naturally on the bloom of grapes is used.
The wines obtained from this kind of grape are packaged in bottles after about 2 years of aging in appropriate underground cement containers; the bottling process is conducted with the presence of inert gas (Azoto).
The distinguishing mark in this niche production label is “Maccone”. The principal characteristic of this Primitivo wine Maccone label is the net dry extract that according to the different vintages around 50 grams/liter. Despite the elevated extract our wines have an excellent pleasantness and taste due to a balance that comes from the full maturation of the grape. The intense aromas and fruity nose despise the high degree of alcohol in the red wines (14% to 20%!).
In addition to their range of well-priced full-bodied red wines, a surprisingly fresh and mineralic white wine from the Verdeca grape is part of the portfolio.