Tasting notes: Colour: Intense Ruby Red. Scent: red fruits, black-cherry with and blackcurrant. Flavour: soft, balanced acidity, justly tannic. Vinification: The grapes are picked at the right state of ripeness and made into wine separately in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks. The maceration, carried out at a temperature not higher than 27°C, is prolonged for 8-12 days. The malolactic fermentation is completed by the beginning of winter. Afterwards, there is a further refinement period in steel tanks (about 8 months) and in bottle (at least 4 months).
Tormaresca is the fruit of the Antinori family's investment in the Puglian region since July 1998. The Tormaresca estate is composed of two properties: one in Minervino Murge (Bari) a 100 hectare (247 acre) estate located in the Castel del Monte D.O.C. region, 40 miles from the Adriatic Sea; the other property is a 500 hectare (1,235 acre) estate near San Pietro Vernotico (Brindisi), closer to the sea in the Salento DOC region. The new cellar is located at Minervino Murge while the commercial and administrative offices are in the city of Bari, halfway between the two properties.