Villa Santera Doc 2021 best of show Primitivo di Manduria
Prizes and awards of the last months
This year, the grape harvesting season has come once again. It’s time to gather the fruits of a year of hard work and kick off the new vintage. As customary, we begin with the Chardonnay, which is already showing itself perfectly mature, with a rich aromatic profile and in excellent phytosanitary conditions.
It’s still early to make predictions about the other grape varieties, but there are indications of having grapes with a high level of quality. However, a long and challenging harvest is anticipated. After the intense battle against downy mildew and the initial wait due to the delayed maturation, now a period of close harvesting is foreseen, with continuous monitoring to bring fresh grapes into the cellar, with optimal levels of acidity and aromaticity.
Piernicola Leone de Castris states, “The significant investments made in the grape reception area, which have proven to greatly facilitate the initial processing stages crucial for obtaining musts rich in aromas, and the efforts exerted this year to defeat downy mildew, allow us to have healthy grapes. On the other hand, yields will certainly be lower than usual.”
So, we continue with the same strength and determination as always with our mission: to enhance native grape varieties and produce high-quality wines.”