Primitivo Reserve Vintage 2016 "Vanitoso" - DOC / DOP Gioia del Colle - COPPI Winery - Italian / Italy Puglia Red Dry Wine

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VANITOSO
PRIMITIVO D.O.C. GIOIA DEL COLLE - RISERVA
The emotion of a wine that, already in the glass, reveals a crystalline and pleasing sound, charms the eye, captivates with its wide olfactory range, and, tasting it, one sip leads to another. It is the most awarded and beloved of the precious Coppi Wines collection, therefore Vanitoso (“vain”) by nature.

Grape variety: Primitivo 100%
Alcohol content: 14%
Production area: contrada Marchione,
on the Turi-Castellana Grotte street, Puglia Soil type: chalky and clayey hills
Training system: espalier
Yield per plant: approximately from 1 to 4 kg
Planting year: replanted in the 90s, where there already was a vineyard since the early 1900’s.
Harvest: family grapes handpicked in the first half of September, with an attentive grapes bunch selection in the vineyard
Vinification: with the same attention the grapes are checked and reselected in
the cellar, where they are crushed and destemmed, and sent to fermenters for alcoholic fermentation on the skins. In this delicate phase, the wine expresses the substances contained in the skins, such as its fruitiness, polyphenols, and tannins, contributing to the creation of a delightful journey in the glass. Each step takes place at a controlled temperature
Aging: in 60 hl oak casks for 18 months and 225 l barriques for 6 months Annual production: Riserva Vanitoso Primitivo di Gioia
del Colle D.O.C. is only produced in excellent years; currently vintages 1 999, 2001, 2007, 2009 are available and vintage 2015 has
already been selected
Serving temperature: 18 - 20 °C
TASTING NOTES
Color:
purplish red, bright and vivid, which turns to orange nuances with aging Nose: intense, persistent, fine, of ripe red fruits, quite spicy, ample, will pleasantly enrich over time Palate: dry, warm, soft, quite tannic, sapid, full-bodied, balanced, intense, persistent, with a subtle and elegant final taste, a pleasantly spicy aftertaste, harmonious, becoming more velvety with aging
Food pairing: spaghetti with spicy Amatriciana sauce, lasagna with ragout and béchamel, Beijing duck, braised rabbit Cellaring: long-lived, over 15 years if stored properly
Packing & Delivery
Carton (with hive)
6 bottles (750 ml)
Pallet (80 x 120)
100 cartons
Company Profie
COPPI WINERY: SINCE 1882
VINEYARDS AND WINES
The location is ideal, as we are situated at the crossroads of the most precious “Murgia dei Trulli” (“Apulian Stone Dwellings’ Murge plateau”) in Puglia, Italy: vineyards of wine grapes, olive groves, almond plantations and pastures of high-quality dairy cows. Land, or rather terroir, understood as an intimate relationship with a millenary tradition, which the Coppi family has preserved and passed on in Turi. The founder, oenologist Senator Coppi, ensures the high and constant quality of the wines. But, above all, good wine is produced in the vineyards. Coppi owns 100 hectares of fine properties, which include Primitivo, Negroamaro, Aleatico, Malvasia, and Falanghina, as well as another 100 that are carefully managed.

HISTORY
It all began in 1882, with the construction of the old winery, which nowadays was brought back to its splendor and includes our shop, modern tasting rooms with an adjoining kitchen, and a fascinating underground cellar. The turning point began in 1966, when the young winemaker Antonio Coppi started working in this Cellar. He finally bought it in 1979, transforming it into his life's mission. His passion is soon transmitted to his sons, Lisia, Miriam, and Doni. Today, Coppi wines are known all over the world.

AWARDS
- Vanitoso Riserva 1999 was
the first Primitivo D.O.C. Gioia del Colle wine ever to obtain a Grand Gold Medal at Vinitaly 2006,
an award that definitively established the entry of this vine into the Olympus of the great aged still red wines.
- Other awards: Grand Gold Medal at Vinitaly 2006, "3 glasses" Gambero Rosso, Best Primitivo at "5 stars Vinitaly 2017", many over-90 points on the Wine Guide by Luca Maroni, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Anuga Wine Special, Decanter, Double Gold Medal at CWSA, James Suckling, etc.

VISIT THE WINERY
Welcome to the “Primitivo Temple”, we are located in the heart of the D.O.C. Gioia del Colle. This wine journey, through our renovated and multifunctional ancient winery, is a dive between past and future. We are members of the “Apulian Wine Tourism Movement” and always open for visits, welcoming you both in Italian and English. During office hours (9 am – 1 pm and 3 pm – 6 pm), upon reservation, wine tastings will be accompanied by local food specialties. Visit www.vinicoppi.it for a virtual tour, and to choose your favorite sensorial experience. We await your visit!

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