Primitivo di Manduria
Around the area of Manduria, there is an ancient residence surrounded by an old bush vine vineyards of Primitivo older than seventy years “closed” by a wall. In France some of the best vineyards are closed by walls; in fact in the past Cistercian monks used to separate - or close - with walls some vineyards when, tasting the soil, they perceived changes in its mineral composition. Grapes coming from those “closed” vineyards - or “Clos” from the French - would have had a different qualities and would have been the maximum expression of those soils. Taking up this tradition, Felice Mergé becomes the promoter and executor of “closed vineyard project”, emphasizing that small area through the production of a new wine: “Piano Chiuso” Primitivo di Manduria Riserva, the best expression of a territory with not very well known origins.
2019 > 5 Grappoli Bibenda | 99 points Luca Maroni | 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso | Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy | Gold Medal Mundus Vini
2018 > 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso | 5 Grappoli Bibenda 2019 | Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy | 99 points Luca Maron | Silver Medal (93 pt.) 50 Great Red Wines of the World 2022 | Silver Medal Mundus Vini
2017 > 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso | 5 Grappoli Bibenda | 99 points Luca Maroni | Gold Medal Mundus Vini
2016 > 5 Grappoli Bibenda | 3 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso | 99 points Luca Maroni
2015 > 5 Grappoli Bibenda | 99 points Luca Maroni | Silver Medal Mundus Vini | Gold Medal Berliner Wine Trophy | Silver Medal Asia Wine Trophy