Borgo del Mandorlo Appasimento Negroamaro, Lambrusco, Merlot Puglia Italy
Borgo del Mandorlo is a tribute to Apulia, to its history. In the Roman times, Pliny the Old owned the wonderful and special marvels of the lands now in the provinces of Taranto and Lecce; one of this places can be visited and has his name: the Plinian source. It’s a large natural cave where light enters through a small space. The entrance has a circular wall of sandstone. The really marvellous thing is that an almond tree has grown there. It is a tree loved by the Apulian inhabitants and we have drawn our inspiration for ther name of our Apulian wines. Enchanting wines, full bodied and intense that will delight you sip after sip
n mid September the perfect ripeness of the grapes is reached and winemaking process starts from the vine. The withering process takes place in the vineyard by cutting the petiole of grapes but leaving them on the vine for about 15/20 days, during this period the 50% of their weight vaporizes. The drying gives to the wines the typical notes of ripe fruits, such as plums and raisins. The hand-picked grapes are pressed and the fermentation starts. The skins are left on the must for a long period to extract flavours and the characteristic red colour.Subsequently the wine is left in wood for about 30 days to complete the malolactic fermentation; this gives the pleasant notes of spices and vanilla.