Morella is based in the Puglia wine region of Italy. The production is around 18 hl per hectare, which creates an absolute concentration of primary material, of highest quality which is the first and most important factor for any great wine. They use small open fermenters, hand plunging and a basket press to handle the grapes in the least aggressive manner, while allowing the maximum transfer of the grape characters to the wine.
Varieties: Primitivo 85% Malbek 15%
Medium vine age 40 years.
Grapes hand harvested into small boxes. Fermentation in small open vats, with hand plunging and temperature control at 28o C. Traditional basket soft pressing. Matured in french barriques for 10 months. Matured in bottle for a minimum of 8 months
Deep red-ruby. Pungent floral and macerated red cherry under spirits dominate the nose. Then strong violet inner-mouth perfume complicates the herbal, red cherry and sweet spice flavors. Nicely focused on the long finish.